Cee has started a really thought provoking new photographic series.
The first of this new series is called Basic Photo Composition and week #1 is How your camera is not like your eye. Pop on over to Cee’s to read more about it.
I think you can always learn more about composition, so I’m going to join in when I can. I really like working to a brief to keep me thinking, (an old habit from college) as well as photographing the things I like.
Yesterday afternoon I was out photographing some amazing skies – then this morning I woke to find this new challenge from Cee, so I thought I’d enter my skies.
This week, the brief is to challenge ourselves to try different things with focal length and to see our subject differently as opposed to our usual default settings – which I was I was experimenting with yesterday 😀
So… for me, I guess when I’m shooting a landscape I always try to fit in as much as possible… because… it’s a landscape. With macro I’m the opposite – I want to get as close as possible to do justice to my subject.
Back to yesterday’s landscape…
So my first shot was taken at 4.44pm and it’s as much as an overall shot as I can take with the lens I had on my camera. The clouds were fantastic and it was a very bright spring afternoon with the typical contrasts for this time of year.
My second image was taken almost an hour later, when I had to run outside with the camera again… Fantastic skies!! I didn’t pay attention to my focal setting, but I zoomed in to get a closer look. Note: normally I would move around the tree on the right, so it isn’t in picture.
Thirdly, a closer look again… Yep I know there are power poles everywhere, but that’s how it is 😉
..and lastly a different point of view.
Shooting a landscape in portrait is not something I do very often, but this time I thought it needed to ‘be told’ this way to show those ‘boiling’ skies!
Gosh they were beautiful. I love the skies around here… they change constantly and are full of light and shadows. Beautiful creations that I know we all enjoy here.
I haven’t been out with the camera much lately so it was great to be out on such a beautiful afternoon 🙂
Click for a sharper view of the images and pop on over to Cee’s to read more about the challenge!