Yesterday I had a break in my crazy work schedule, so I decided to take out my camera for a spin. I happen to be very lucky in that my work is nicely situated in both a beautiful location as well as having beautifully kept "grounds". For the last several weeks, we have had the most beautiful wisteria blooming, as well as roses, california poppies and columbine.
I can't believe how many years I have seen this beautiful vine growing and how long I have waited to photograph it. Now I just have to find different variations!
When I tried for my first shot I had a hard time getting my camera to focus automatically. Therefor I tried manually focusing to find that I didn't know where the ring was...heh heh. So about fifteen shots later I finally figured it out. (I should probably read the owners manual first) In the mean time I kept getting a lot of blurry shots, which I ended up liking, mostly because they reminded me of an impressionistic painting.
When I photograph I tend to shoot more on the macro side then anything else. Unfortunately my lens is more on the telephoto side, which is great for some things, but when it comes to flowers it can be terribly frustrating. Maybe my tendencies for macro photography are due to my photography professor always saying to get up close and personal with your subject...or maybe I like the idea of photographing things that are not normally or easily noticed. Either way, getting use to a new vantage point resulted in some different and interesting photos.
Stepping back from my subject also allowed me to focus more on composition, shape and contrast, rather then solely on small details. Which is always a good thing.
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