"Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have someone click the shutter." -Ansel Adams
The rule of thirds, polarizing filter, neutral density filter, remotes, wide angle lens, framing, HDR,
hyperfocal distance, low and high key light. These are just a few of the things I have learned in my Advanced Composition class. Whew...and it has only been a week. It has been challenging and fun. Our first lesson was to take pictures of a landscape. I chose Bitterlakes. This assignment had me getting up before sunrise to get some pictures in the golden hour, only to find there was not a golden hour for almost a whole week. Sunsets were not much better. I used a lot of gas, and lost a lot of sleep. (I am not a morning person). We had very nice gray skies, with tons of cloud cover. I was getting rather worried about getting something to turn in. On Friday in the late afternoon, the clouds broke, and I was able to get some nice sunset pictures. Thank you, Jesus. I had prayed that He would thrill me with His creation, and He did.
|The grasses interacting with the sun's light. So breath-taking.|
|A few remaining flowers before it gets really cold.|
|Overlooking Bitterlakes. There was not much water due to the drought.|
|What a view! Definitely a "golden" moment. See the Crane in the upper left. I could not believe this sight...so amazing.|
|Gorgeous Fall colors.|
|The Sandhill Cranes flying overhead. There are a lot of different birds, and their voices fill the air with lots of honking.|
|This is the my lesson 1 Assignment that I turned in.|
Last night in our weekly class chat, our instructor gave us directions on how to "Ghost" a person in a picture since it was the day before Halloween. I am not too crazy about Halloween (I prefer a Harvest festival), but I did think it was an interesting technique. My ghost is not too scary.