Saturday, February 07, 2009

Learning Curve

I've been inspired by some great photos I've recently viewed and have decided to take my point and shoot photography to the next level. That level for me is to read instructions about my point and shoot camera, a Canon PS3 1S. I've told myself that once I truly conquer it and will stick to it and actually do something with the photos rather than let them languish on a memory card, then I will reward myself with a digital SLR camera. That's on sale. With coupons. And after I win the lottery.

So I read up on my Canon PS3 1S that I've had for three years, then read a little about composition. With all of this new found knowledge knocking around in my noggin, I grabbed my camera and Huckleberry, my grand puppy that I'm puppy sitting this morning, and we went off on a walk.

Here are the photographic results of the walk.

Yup. That's it. Out of the 30 photos I took, all I can show you is that tree. All of the other photos are black, with fainter areas of black and an occasional dark gray. Several shots were taken from underneath an evergreen, shooting up through the green branches against at blue blue sky. It's black with streaks of dark black.

Why didn't I use the preview option so I could tell those didn't turn out?

"Someone" awhile back knocked my camera off the porch table, sending it to the concrete. This disabled the preview and zoom options.

Who did that?

I've been sworn to secrecy.

ANYway, back to the books and instruction manuals and looking up the meaning of that word...what was it? Oh, yeah. Aperture.


Jenni said...

But if not for the most adorable puppy in the world, you likely would not have taken that walk to get the picture of that tree. He's not all bad.

Leets said...

I like the tree!