As I download and view my photos on the computer, I'm beginning to think I need to be a photographer for one of those magazines like Country Living or Better Homes and Gardens. Not that I have the technical skills to do that as a career. More so in the way I like to photograph details and small blips of things, where a "little picture" conveys a "big picture." I like it when a photo conveys a feeling, a memory, or sets a tone, without giving it all away. I think less is more.
To illustrate what I mean, here are a few scenes I noticed from the last few days from around my parents' place.
Last week someone said this to me: "Photography is really about capturing light."
It was so insightful and thought-provoking. And I really think it is true.
There is a certain kind of "light" that I love to take pictures in. Late afternoon or early evening, right before sunset. Last Saturday, I wandered around the farm during this time and looked for things that had intriguing light. For me, that usually meant the light behind the object. Not always an easy shot.
Here are a few of the things I found.
This red leaf was on the shady ground, but was glowing with the sun lighting it up from behind.
This white wild blossom was moving in the breeze, making it difficult to focus on. I finally got a view of it with the sun behind it, but didn't see the unique sea-star middle until I downloaded it. I also love the rainbow bokeh around those tiny hairs on the stem and buds!
This alder leaf was hanging in the green shady trees, the sun filtering behind it.
The sun on the reeds in the pond.
Walk around sometime and see what unique bits of light you can capture!
Guest Rider hint: whose jeans are almost always too short for her long legs?
Yep, it's Paint Girl! I had my sister ride My Boy two weekends ago, so that I could play with my camera settings and practice my picture taking, but with my own horse as my subject. Here are a few of the resulting pictures.
As you can see, I like filming pieces of my horse. I rarely shot his whole self!
Welcome to my little picture corner! A place where I can share the overflow photos I take while playing with my new camera, a Nikon D40,without filling up myhorsey blogwith pictures of stuff like..... tree bark. Feel free to send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.Thanks for visiting, and bearing with me as I learn the art of photography!