Well this was harder than I imagined. I usually only take photos at events or on holiday, and there you have the ready made subjects and situations waiting to be captured – but in real everyday life finding something I wanted to take a picture of was hard. I guess that is one of the things I need to learn.
I have learnt today where the auto mode on my camera is though – not bad having owned the camera since October. I usually use the scene position settings, but felt using these when I’m trying to learn kind of defeats the point.
So today’s photo is a purple flower in my back garden taken in desperation for something to shoot before the day was over:
According to the camera this was taken with the following settings
- ISO 400,
- No flash,
- Auto White Balance
- no exposure adjustments.
My initial thoughts on this photo are
That there doesn’t seem to be any focus on what I was trying to shoot – the flowers are all spread across the frame and the stems seem sharper than the flowers.
The trellis on top of the fence isn’t as nice a background to contrast with the purple flowers as the solid fence below.
I like the colour contrast between the purple flowers and the brown fence, and the sunlight catching the tops of the buds.