Hi, guys! We're back to our (kind of) regularly-scheduled programming. As stated in the previous post, both Haley and I went though some exciting real life stuff last week, but things have simmered down enough for us to resume the awesomeness....ness.
But, anyway, I'm excited about this week's theme: nature photography. I love nature photography, though I will admit that it's not one of my strongest points (though I am working on this and have improved quite a bit). It's fun to go outside and capture what's buzzing about or invasively growing in your garden, and though I'd probably brutally murder both when invading my personal bubble, I aim to improve both composition and "interestingness" in my future study of nature photography.
|Seahorse - Chattanooga, TN (2011)|
|Dead Rose - Athens, AL (2011)|
Next up on our agenda is a pretty, dead (or dying, rather) rose from my backyard. This past winter in Northern Alabama was especially frosty, which is great for us Southerners who like a bit of snow every now and then. Another great aspect of the snowfall on this particular day was that it was also sunny outside--which contributed to awesome lighting and even better colors to certain objects, such as this rose. I love Ernst, my DSLR camera, because it is able to capture lighting, color, and clarity to an alarmingly great degree, and this photo benefitted from it. I like the composition of this photo, actually, because the flower, in its droopy...ness (give me a break; long day at work), takes up only the top half of the photo, leaving room for the white background to play off of the vibrant pink of the dying rose. Awesome? Yeah, I think so. Besides, it's purdy.
So far, these are the two photos I am particularly fond of when considering nature photography (that I haven't yet shown in another blog post). Studying nature photography is beneficial in many ways, as it not only encourages one to more critically observe his/her surroundings, but it also makes one go out and be active in ye olde wilderness. (Or, in one case, go to an aquarium, which IS getting out there.) I look forward to further developing my nature studies, especially now that the mountains 'round here are in full bloom.