On a recent walk with my camera, the sky was overcast, so I knew I wouldn’t get any dramatic light and shadow photos. I decided to concentrate on shooting unusual angles of the tombstones and plot borders in a cemetery that I walked through.
I’m usually a very casual photographer. I tend to set only the basic camera settings at the beginning of a shoot and focus more on color, texture, composition, etc. while snapping photos. However, sometimes only a change in camera settings will give me the result I want.
I don’t like how the background flowers competed for attention with the main flower in this photo.
So I lowered the aperture setting to f/5.0, blurring the background. The main flower is now the center of attention.
On a recent city walk I focused my attention, and my camera, at windows. I love how you can see both what’s behind the window and what it is reflecting. They sort of look like double exposures. Plus, it’s the closest I’ll ever get to posting a selfie.
On a recent walk around the city, I spent some time looking up with my camera. I loved the unique angles and shapes that this created.
I saw an ornate porch roof.
Here I framed the sky in between the two buildings
I love the contrast between the curved building and the rectangular bricks.
I used a fragment of the arch to frame this photo of different building facades.
Taking photos with the sun behind you can create a well lit subject. But, using backlighting by shooting into the sun can create dramatic and beautiful shots.
Flowers and leaves are translucent and let some light through. This creates a glowing effect.
For this shot I had walked down a slope to get a good angle to shoot these trilliums. I was kneeling down to shoot a single flower when I looked up and behind me and saw this scene. I love the glowing trillium flowers against the dark trees in the background.