One of my New Year's Resolutions or Goals was to get to know
my new camera a little better.
I found a 30 Day Photo Challenge on Pinterest
and decided to give it a try.
I'm only about half way through,
have skipped a few days here and will post more pictures later,
and there may be some that I simply will not be able to do
because I don't have the right software or hardware.
Sooooooo here we go.......
(For this, the hardest challenge so far, I set up the tri-pod
and used the timer on my camera.
I shot pictures for two hours
and every time I went back to my camera
to check the results,
some old woman
had jumped in front of me and was on the viewfinder.
I finally gave up and let her stay.)
Black & White
(This old phone should just be photographed in black and white,
don't you think?)
(This was fun - texture was everywhere and I can't pick just one)
(Krumkake - pronounced Crum Ca Ca
- a Norwegian North Dakotan Delicacy)
(Snow - a North Dakotan Normalcy)
(A Frosted Spruce Tree)
(View from the top of the stairs
-stairs that still need refinishing, I might add)
(Can you guess what it is?
It's how my kitchen light looks from the floor!)
(Trees silhouetted in a sunrise
across the street from my house)
(This day I drove west in the snow and chased the sun
until I finally got a few good shots
Then while home in Texas
I found another sunset out behind my house where
yard chairs were waiting for friends to join me)
(Bokeh, as explained in my tutorial,
is the "aesthetic quality of out-of-focus areas of a photograph",
-it has something to do with a thing on the camera called aperture.
All I know is that focusing on something green in the kitchen window
is much better than focusing on endless winter)
(Oh, this is the most fun!
On this overcast day, I walked around the block trying to get some lens flare
but I wasn't tough enough for however cold it was
and the kind of clothes I was wearing,
so I tried it inside
with awesome results. See also Day 8 for another lens flare)
(Winter landscapes in North Dakota are sort of monotone
but I found more contrasts
south of the river in the Roosevelt National Park
where buffalo still roam)
(This is Copper
wondering why I wasn't throwing his ball...
and this is precious Elijah
two weeks before his successful life-saving heart surgery)
(typical night scenery in Western North Dakota
-pump jacks lit by natural gas flares.)
Frame within a Frame
(which also qualifies under day 1
I'm learning a little about my camera and photography in general,
but still can't quite figure out how to
make aperture, shutter speed, and iso
And what is that f thing?
But I want
you to know
that I know
is not going to be knocking on my door -
But I do appreciate YOU for stopping by!
I hope your life if full of breath taking sunsets,