Saturday, February 25, 2012

Clear Simplicity

Perfectly clear day after stormy weather

Crisp and cold


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Blue Hour

So much more difficult than I thought...

Can't wait to practice some more!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Accidental Photographer

Some people say I have an eye for photography

But I really think I am just lucky

If I think it is beautiful, I capture it

Saturday, February 18, 2012

My Passion

Over the course of the last several years, I've been consumed by a deep desire to capture the beauty around me.  It brings me great joy to share what my eye captures.  I love getting feedback from others - especially when they tell me what my pictures evoke in their heart and mind.  The great reward is when they see what I'm trying to capture!

My skills are quite basic.  The picture above was taken with my phone (which takes much better pictures than my point and shoot) at my favorite beach on Captiva Island.  This is my place where I let go of the crazy busyness of everyday life.  This is the place where I can relax and feel rejuvenated.

Can you see that?

Last year, I bought a used Pentax X90 from a friend at very reasonable cost.  I was thrilled by the opportunity to upgrade on the cheap but not so thrilled by the limitations of the camera.  Now, I know very little about cameras  so perhaps I really shouldn't comment but this camera did very well in bright sunlight once I got used to its "personality" (if I knew more I could perhaps explain what that means) but poorly everywhere else.

I learned a great deal from that Pentax and I loved some of the nature shots that I captured like this egret, again, at my favorite beach.  I must belabored by dissatisfaction loudly and frequently enough that my husband gave me a Canon EOS T2i for Christmas.

And lenses:  EFS 18-55 and EFS 55-250

He is one good husband!

I am one happy wife!

So here I am to learn and journal my journey with my Rebel.

As I move through my ordinary life

Looking for splendor in the ordinary

These white geese live in a small river town nearby and brighten the days filled with the grays/browns which are prevalent in our Midwestern winters.  I really can't get enough of these geese.  I realize my goose photos are lacking in personality - mine and the camera's - but I'm hoping I'll grow into the camera!

So, as I learn the ropes and, hopefully some day, learn to define a camera's "personality" I'll be hanging out at Digital Photography School.  I've got a long way to go...

Friday, February 17, 2012

Out My Window

Isn't it beautiful!  This is my view from my kitchen window.  The rear of our house faces almost due west.  Here, I love to play with light and color during various times of the day.  This photo was taken at dusk long after any color faded away.  I love how the branches intertwine and often help make the sunset bolder as the same view in my header. 

Splendor in the ordinary...