The greatest thing about taking a journey is to experience new things. One of my goals for this journey is to make better images by trying new things. In the last week, I have begun to step away from the comfort of automatic settings on my camera. I’m very excited with the result.
Before you roll your eyes too much, please understand that I have been shooting aperture priority for some time, so this is not a new path for me. This week, I set my own white balance (which has always been a mystery to me, but I’m getting there) and also disabled the automatic lighting optimizer feature on my Canon EOS 60D. I don’t know which change made the greater impact, but I found myself spending less time editing the pictures.
Last weekend, my good friend Rich and I visited several locations to see what we could see. We were at Heritage Park in Gardnerville before the Civil War re-enactors began fighting one another. We stopped by the RC Airfield to see what was happening there, and then found a band of wild horses peacefully eating prairie grass. Apparently, we weren’t much of a threat as they let us get close for pictures. Too close for my big lens, but Rich got some great shots. And then he went wild and got a couple shots of me. Thanks for making me look so good, Rich! It’s always great to take pictures with you!
Well, I’m off to take pictures of soccer and maybe flag football!
Enjoy – Roger