Thursday, January 28, 2010
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.