Hello! I’ve been doing this for 150 days in a row now, and I wanted to do a greatest hits post of my favorites so far from day 101-150. So, here we go:
I haven’t tried to capture very many sunsets this year (yet), but I really love this one. It has that wonderful gradient from blue to orange, from top to bottom. It’s just really perfect!
I absolutely can’t forget about this one. Since taking this picture I’ve learned so much more about my camera, and how to film water. However, this one still turned out really amazing. I remember it was a really great day for taking photos.
I was trying to figure out why I love this photo so much, and I think it’s because I figured out just how to focus on that single flower. The rest is a bit out of focus. Since I took this photo, I have yet to nail down how to do it.
As far as big buildings go, this is probably the nicest we have in town. It’s pretty massive, and has an interesting shape. I feel that I got the perfect angle to really show off just how weirdly shaped our structures can be. Pretty neat 🙂
This photo is absolutely one of my all-time favorites. Despite only doing this photography thing for a few months now, I feel like this is one of the images that I’ll always look back on and remember.
This photo might not be ultimately the best or anything, but it does signify my first night out with my new tripod. From here on out I was able to get steady night shots in stunning detail. My favorite night photo is coming up here in a sec!
The bench. This was when I was really starting to believe in this whole “rule of thirds” thing, where you imagine a grid over your image and try to line up your central object with intersecting points on it. I thought it was a strange concept, but people have really seemed to react positively more often to the images where I try to do this. So I’ll attempt to keep it up in the future.
Now this … this is a photo. Easily my favorite of the year. After taking this picture and going on my little adventure to get it, I’m now a huge fan of night photos. I remember a year or two ago I was taking some photos at night with my tablet, and they were just awful. That thing is terrible at taking low light images, and I was starting to think my camera wasn’t going to cut it either. Then I discovered some night-only settings that change the shutter speed, and purchased my tripod. Now all I want to do is go out every night and take more photos!
I watched that movie, Logan, in black and white. Ever since then I’ve had a new appreciation for monochrome imagery. Even though I don’t have a full grasp on when and when not to use black and white, I’ll likely continue messing around with it for the rest of the year. Sometimes it just works better as an image when you keep it simple and remove all the color and enhance the blacks and white tones.
Now we’re pretty much caught up to the present with this photo. This one was from just a few days ago, and it’s easily one of my best day time photographs. In my opinion at least. There’s just something really funky with that tree trunk and green leafy combo. For me, it almost looks like a cartoon. The colors are extra bright, and it’s in direct contrast to the dark trunks. Love it.
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