Monday, February 6, 2012

Photo Group - Our First Meet

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
Marcel Proust

The photo group is using Brenda Tharp's book Creative Nature & Outdoor Photography as a guide.  In the first chapter of the book Brenda talks about asking yourself questions.  For instance,  what do you find interesting in your subject?  How do you feel about your subject?  Some technical questions like how much depth of field do you want or need? What's the range of light?  Would a filter help?  At first I thought I'd like to play around in Photoshop and "enhance" my photos.  Now I've decided that I'm not interested in doing that.  I will use only the capabilities of my camera - that's it.  This will help me learn about my camera.  So far all I've done is point and shoot.    I'm happy with that.

I ran out to the Stable area in our town and took some pics.   I was hoping to see some new babies but there weren't any.  Maybe next time.

Love his crooked ear - it definitely adds character!
I love ravens
Taken at the Post Office
We meet this Thursday for a show and tell.  It'll be fun to see everyone's photos and what they are interested in.  



Victoria said...

It's so much fun to follow your photographic journey! Thanks for sharing these pics!

Craftychris said...

Your photo's are fab, keep them coming! xx

Connie said...

Hi Kay, Your photo group sounds like so much fun! I wish I lived close enough to join. In fact New Mexico is one of my very favorite states. I'm a cowgirl at heart. Have a great time at your meeting, and happy shooting. I'm proud of you for wanting to go beyond snap and shoot, real photography starts by knowing your camera and all the wonderful things you can do with it. Your newest follower, Connie

Connie said...

Kay, checkout my blog, I put you on my front page, Blog List. I hope it will help you get more hits and maybe more followers. Have a GREAT DAY! Connie

DottyA Cards & Things said...

The Windmill is my favorit... I love them all but I have a soft place in my are fro the windmills.... We had horses and cows when I was a kid and I help my Dad put up a Windmill to get water to our cows back then... What memories that brings back...
I love pictures of all kinds too... and try not to do anything but point and shoot too.. I may crop them to bring them closer but that's it...
Keep the pic comming!

Brenda Brown said...

These are fabulous photos Kay, I love looking at places and find it interesting to put an environment to a person. I love the shabby shed with the star.
Hope your week is going well.
hugs {brenda} xox

Helen Smith said...

Great photos. I like the red barn with the Texas star!

Roudi said...

I'm in love with your photos! The barn is my favorite. :D
By the way if I wanted to e-mail you about something how would I do so?
I was wondering if you might like a guest blogger to post at your place because I would simply LOVE to have you at mine. ♥