“A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone, and the sky was brilliant over the spot where it had gone, and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag, hung over the spot of its going. And dusk crept over the sky from the eastern horizon, and darkness crept over the land from the east.” ~ John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
My new class is teaching me how to see. Remember I said no post processing? Wow, that is hard. And our assignments for class are still very basic and simple. This week we are looking for light and shadows and spots of color. But I can see how in just two weeks it has helped me.
These photos are all cropped a bit and the one of the trees with the birds and the moon I faded. The one of Basil I had to boost the exposure to get the look I wanted. But in the others I adjusted a few things here and there, but not much. Seeing and trying to capture it the way I want takes more time. I have to adjust my camera settings more often and, just to make sure I get what I am looking for, I take more photos. I understand now that I had gotten lazy. Not really seeing but just shooting a lot and relying on post processing to get what I really wanted.
what have you been seeing lately?