"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, July 02, 2012

Sunday Snapshot - A Boy and His Bike

So I'm a day late in getting to this week's Sunday Snapshot post, but better Monday than not at all, right?  Part of the reason for the tardiness is because I couldn't think of anything to take pictures of!  Shock, I know!  I was just as surprised.  Plus, yesterday was rainy and lazy so nothing really jumped out at me to photograph.  However, I've been thinking about getting  a bit more serious about my photography hobby lately.  I've forgotten most of what I learned in Photography in high school and have pretty much just been winging it as an amateur since.  However, I do love taking pictures and would like to kick it up a notch.  So, without getting too far in above my head (by beginning a book or something of the like), I thought I'd start out simple.  Just playing around with my camera and getting to know its settings.  Breaking out of the presets and standards.  Nothing fancy, just messing around.

After a little reading online (thanks Pinterest) I decided to play around with the shutter speed only, letting the camera adjust the aperture and exposure.  The boys and I headed outside this morning and I took the camera along.  Braeden was my subject as he rode around on his bike, one of his new favorite activities.  Like I said, nothing fancy here, just still playing around and learning.  Although overall I think they look good.  My favorite is the one above.  I love the lighting and focus, I didn't play around with it too much in processing.

So, we'll see how my reentry into photography skills and terminology goes.  I'm not looking for a career here, just better pictures and more fun!  Just the beginning of another adventure, join me!  

All is well, picture perfect, in Drosche Land.

For some reason I was adamant that I get a close up of his feet peddling.  I like the way this one turned out!

I also wanted a good shot of him laughing and riding toward me, this one fit the bill!
In my Black & White post from last week I got great reviews of the shadow and bike shot I took with my iPhone.  I wanted to replicate it today, but with a full-body shot.  Not as great as last week's but I do like it!

An action shot.  I just love the intense concentration on his face!

Ni Hao Yall


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    1. Thanks! I think they turned out well!

  2. Love to hear you'll be working on improving your photography skills... that's what I'm all about as of late!
    Looking forward to following along to hear all the new and fun things you learn :)

    1. Thanks so much! It's a lot of fun so far!