I took this photo:
I was so happy … because I could! Had taken a 4-session camera course, and this was sort of the grand finale 🙂 The previous sessions, we’d been sitting around, learning about the camera — that was the purpose of the course, and it was good! Learned what aperture was, what shutterspeed did and so on. Exactly what I needed at the time. The guy said, when it started, that when the course was over, we’d be able to at least read the manual and understand what we read. That proved to be true. Had bought my life’s first DSLR camera a couple of months earlier and was very unhappy. I was almost ready to sell it and forget about the whole idea, when I learned about this course.
Sometimes, I tend to get overly optimistic about my own capabilities … at least when it comes to computers, cellphones and in this case it was cameras. We had the little point & shoot, I read up online, about DSLR and thought that I had a pretty good grip of the concept. I had NOT. I didn’t understand anything at all … not why the ducks looked so small when I shot them with the kit lens [18-55mm], and that’s just an example.
So … that’s why I was so happy when I shot this picture. We started the walk when it was still daylight, but late enough to get some nice night shots at the end … we walked along Saint John’s ‘Harbour Passage’, and the lit up building is the old post office. I got to borrow the guy’s tripod because I didn’t own one at this point. Now I also understood why people used them and that it was true that I might want to get one in the future!
I’m so thankful I took that course instead of selling the camera — I’m having so much fun with it.
Same building, three months later … a wonderful, warm night late in August 2009. I really enjoy taking night shots.
That’s all for now … it’s midnight, time for sleep. Tomorrow is another day …another blog, perhaps.