One of the first things I learned as a teenager with a point and shoot was to take pictures of people.
This was my freshman English class.
Group of friends before graduation.
Partly because those were the photos that I cherished most years later. The other reason was that my landscapes and flower pictures didn't turn out the way I wanted. In fact, they often didn't even look anything near the real life beauty I saw. I pretty much gave up trying to shoot sunsets, flowers, landscapes, animals, etc.
The Grand Canyon - not looking so Grand
Mesa Verde - not looking so verde
Not any more!! My goal for this summer is to figure out how to take a spectacular sunset. I mean I live in the middle of the Great Plains of the US - how can I not take pictures of the gorgeous sunsets we get? Isn't the reason I want to take pictures to share the beauty I see around me with others? Of course it is!
So - enough with the bad pictures. Let me share with you some of my happy accidents. I call them that because, despite the fact that I hadn't a clue what I was doing, they actually turned out fairly well. Of course they could be better, but I was learning along the way. :)
Tomorrow - cropping the pictures!
PS - Happy Memorial Day! :)