Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth

Persevere always!

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Well, once again I trotted myself out the door and was drawn to a building in my city to take a photo.  I decided to wear my old hiking boots to see if they would be comfortable for our upcoming trip to Alaska.  Nothing like wearing hiking boots in a downtown.  You never know what buildings I might have to scale!  😉

Architecture has always been something I’ve admired in photographs but have limited experience trying to capture images of it.  What I do now for all shots is first look around the area for the best light and try to see what catches my eye.  I then look through the viewfinder and check all the edges of what I see, applying the rule of thirds or golden spiral or whatever photography method feels right to me for the shot.  You can read about this here:  http://digital-photography-school.com/divine-composition-with-fibonaccis-ratio-the-rule-of-thirds-on-steroids

Personally, I always have my viewfinder grid on because it provides me with straighter shots and more well-composed shots and I find myself doing less cropping and straightening in post processing.  I found it quite challenging how to present so many angles in one shot, but once I saw this area of the building I thought I might’ve captured something.  You can be the judge yourself.

Perseverance is something I’ve talked about before as it related to my knee replacement recovery and I find it a useful thing to think about with my photography.  Learning how to control my camera technically is giving me much better shots and even though I am still in the infancy stages, every day I learn something new!  I love the journey.

Picture of the Day:  Taken with my new 35mm f/1.8 lens.  I love this lens!  I challenged myself to use only this lens for those AT&T Park shots in a previous post and I got a good feel for it.

Building

Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

2 thoughts on “Persevere always!

  1. Love this picture. Perspective pictures are some of my favorites. I have a 50mm 1.4 lens that I love also, especially for portraits.

  2. Thank you Theresa! I’m really getting into it now, lol. My camera is a DX so the 35 mm lens is like having a 50 mm. 🙂

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