Thursday, July 22, 2010

Learning to "See" a Canoe

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?

Much Love!



Marie Elizabeth said...

I like the idea of a photo a day, even if you only get to post them once or twice a week. It could help with living in the present/moment and seeing what is around you, even during those hectic times. Wanting to continue to learn about your camera is the intent. Continuously seeing what you might have otherwise missed is the gift.

Jen said...

Hi Tiffany. I'm a member of 'Soaring through the world in pictures' and wandered to your blog site.
Why not create a challenge for yourself with the once a day photo and perhaps begin alphabetically, or, an alternative is have a week with a theme, similar to 'soaring' but have the theme pertaining to your life.
I love your photos too by the way.

Tiffany said...

Thank you, Jen, and welcome!

I agree with both of you about the photo a day idea. I think it is something that would be do-able with a full-time job on most days. (some are worse that others!) Perhaps I could combine it with a theme or purpose as you suggest, Jen. I do seem to do better when I have a reason for going out instead of wandering aimlessly searching for something to shoot! :)

I appreciate the feedback. Thank you!