Did you see me on the side of the road, top down (the car top not mine!), standing on the seat of my car poised and ready to take fall foliage shots of a gorgeous winery in Sonoma? Did you laugh as you drove by or think to yourself ‘wow! I’d love to get that shot too!’? Great things happen when my hubs drives us around topless and I have a camera in my hand. I get to see everything! And yes, I also feel the need to take pictures of everything. If I did not take the picture of the exact moment in time, would anyone else have ever seen what was captured? Probably, but I like to think some of the photos are preserving points in time.
We are truly enjoying learning our new fancy camera. We both know we need lots of instruction and practice which is why I (we) are participating in the Photography 101 class put on by WordPress. We are getting great tips and challenges. Today’s challenge is the Natural World – “A good photographer is a constant observer: always watching and studying a scene, from patterns in city traffic to movements in nature. Capture the natural world with your camera: document a moment outside, big or small. Exploring the outdoors, with camera in hand, is an opportunity to look for natural lines that lead our eyes to different parts of a frame.”
So I scrolled through pics we took this past weekend while enjoying the fall foliage surrounding us. Here’s a couple that I feel are appropriate for today’s assignment. The roads help your eyes wander through the picture.