Thursday, January 28, 2010

"showing the world what you see"

I'm stretching myself to control my camera and where it takes me...which means shooting in M for manual mode....sigh...its a challenge.  I had it down today...or so I thought until I came home and realized I shot all my pics in ISO 800...which means its got some noise (i.e. grainy pics).  At first I was bummed...and then I decided, I like it.  I'm going to roll with it.  On top of a good day of learning more about my camera, I met an older man today.  He was about 75.  While I was taking pics, he pulled his car next to me and decided to chat it up.  He has been a professional landscape photographer for the last 50 years.  What a cool man...we talked about his experiences, his camera...which he actually handed over to me to shoot with.  A Canon 5D, pretty sure thats a 3000 camera or more...he told me, "keep it up...keep showing the world what you see"  I was completely charmed.  I hope one day I'm as cool as he is...anyway, enjoy the world I saw today. 











































For some reason this one was my favorite...I loved the simplicity of it.

7 comments:

jen said...

amazing shoot and moment for you! LOVE the grittiness of the tree! :)

Sarah said...

What a cool story! Great photos too. You shoulda gotten a picture of the old man. I love old people. :)

elizabeth said...

I totally agree with that. Wish I would have...I wanted to...but I wimped out...:)

janet said...

Yay for cool old people! You hang on to his advice..."keep showing the world what you see"...because you see the world in a beautiful way!

MadiCat said...

I love what you do so much.I like pic with dark textures to like yours!

elizabeth said...

Ahh, thanks!

Tezzie said...

Wow...incredible photos. What an amazing talent you have...truly inspiring work. I'm really looking forward to 'following' and learning from you. And, thanks for 'signing up' over at my humble little place, as well. See you around! :D

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