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.