One of the goals I hope to accomplish this summer is to learn to take a decent picture. I have no aspirations of becoming a photographer, but I do want to learn how to compose a shot that someone besides myself wouldn’t mind viewing.
I have borrowed my daughter’s Canon Rebel camera until I decide which digital SLR I want for myself. Yesterday was the first sunny day in Kansas in days (although it felt like months!). I decided to venture to the local children’s petting zoo, The Rose Deanna Farmstead, and take a few shots. Actually, I took about 200 pictures, but I was pleased with about 15 of them. I set up a Flickr account and experimented with the photo editing software, Picnik, to help ‘pop’ some of the colors. Here are a few examples of my debut photography outing.
|The quintessential Kansas barn – I wanted to try to capture the reflection in the water|
|I took countless pictures of the windmill full height, but I liked this photo best|
|One room schoolhouse from the turn of the century|
|I recently read a photography tip: try to capture the small details. This was my attempt|
|I really enjoy this photo of the chicken peering out of the coop.|
|The goats are a hoot! They are trained to think that humans are synonymous with free food.|
If the weather holds out tomorrow (yes, we are supposed to get another 2-3 inches of rain by Thursday night!), then I plan to take the camera to the local Arboretum to try my hand at floral and fauna pictures.
I hope you are having a lovely week!