Wednesday, April 27, 2011
It's that time of year when all I want to do is be outside and all I'm doing for work is being outside. So that's where I've been and not inside writing on my blog which I'm thinking of deleting and starting over. I need to reinvent it but trying to figure out how I want to do that. In the mean time yes I have been crafting some, but mostly I've been developing a relationship with my camera which I hope will last a lifetime. I am guilty for sure of being on eternal auto mode. So I took the bull by the horns and decided to take some classes at the local community college. So Although I have been crafting, I still need to download those photos and post, and so all you get for now are photos from my class homework. I LOVE this class, I LOVE this teacher, and I love that I finally understand my camera. Since the learning curve is high, I'm still getting frustrated from time to time and still struggling with certain aspects, but one of the biggest things I wanted to manipulate was shutter speed. So I took photos in 30 degree weather at night and I took photos of waterfalls, and this weekend I'm headed out to shoot another waterfall that I discovered close to home as well as a friend who ropes. I find myself wanting to practice all the time. So here are some beginning shots after my first few classes.
I'm pretty proud of them though I have much more work to do. Finally I'm excited about taking photos again. The giant water spewing hole is called "the glory hole" It's part of the Owyhee reservoir dam system and I am lucky that we have had the snowfall, rain and runoff that we've had because the glory hole hasn't spilled since 2006 when I moved here. Typically in dry years it just looks like a cement tube in the water. As you can see the tube has disappeared and the water is pouring into it. We were fortunate enough that during my photography workshop we knew someone that would let us in the gate to get overhead shots down into the hole and thus play around with shutter speed. It was much too bright however to slow the shutter speed so these were taken at about 1/1000 sec.
Anyway, for now I'm enjoying the weather, enjoying my camera, and I've just sold 2 photos so life is good. I'll be back this weekend with photos of a gourd I sold as well as the much anticipated green shawl which I love.
Hope the weather is pleasant where you call home!