A beautiful, silent evening at the lake.
My view of the Grande Ronde Valley from work at Buffalo Peak Golf Course.
Exposure settings have everything to do with how an image looks after a photographer makes it. In theory there are various technically correct exposure settings, but the settings a photographer chooses depends on their vision for the final image. When I started taking photography classes over 25 years ago, there was no such thing as a digital camera, and, for that matter, none of the settings on my old Pentax were automated. I had to manually adjust the ISO/ASA film setting, and I had to learn how to manually adjust the shutter speed and aperture to make technically correct images.
I am on a new journey in my life – one that started almost a year ago. I don’t know how far I’ve made it along the path, but I do know its been a great adventure! It hasn’t always been fun or easy, and there were times that were so difficult and trying I just wanted to quit.
I am so glad I stuck it out, and I can’t wait to see what is in store for me for the rest of this journey!
I’ve been working on writing this post in my head for a while now, and I decided the only way to actually get it done was to sit down and start typing. If a stranger looked at my life during the year 2011, they would probably think it was a horrible year that I am happy to leave behind. They would be a little bit accurate – there were specific events and activities in 2011 that I would just as soon forget and leave behind. With a quick glance, all the focus would be on the negative events because they were the biggest; however, on further investigation there were far more positive activities, events, and blessings that happened and outweigh all the negativity. I’m going to re-cap my year by month, and hopefully I’ll be able to link to a previous post for each subject I talk about. Continue reading