Here are a few pictures that I took when I went out to the lake one day. I decided the canoe on the shore looked interesting, so I thought I would try the "learning to see" excercise with it.
(Read this post if you aren't sure how to do the exercise.)
I won't bore you with the entire group, but here are some of my favorites. (all unedited)
I think this one (above) was my favorite. The canoe fills up most of the shot and even goes off the edge of the shot. But the awesome curve draws you in and the angle of the shore in the bokeh and the ripples in the water give the shot some action or movement.
A few more
For this one, I decided to try a shot from the other side, so I walked out on a small dock that was right next to the canoe.
I'm still watching the skies and hoping to take that one amazing landscape before my summer vacation ends. I'm also trying to decide what to do with this blog at that point. Once I'm back to work full-time and I don't have a lot of time to dedicate to photography, what will become of my blog that I've grown to enjoy? Also, how will I continue to improve my photography?
Some options I've thought of are:
* a photo a day - except on school holidays or weekends when I could actually do more!! :)
* analysis of "famous" photographs - what makes a good photo?
Any other thoughts?