One of the interesting aspects to working on a blog is what to choose for an illustration or a “featured image” on the main page. One becomes used to toting a camera everywhere to record events and add detail to words. Of course, it helps if you have some familiarity with the language of photography–or read the manual that comes with your camera!
My dear husband tends to gift me with “everything but the kitchen sink” technology. I, on the other hand, get overwhelmed by too many choices. So, deciding that photography really ought to be more than just an automated point and shoot with no understanding, I have set myself a goal to learn about things like “aperture” and “shutter speed” “ISO” and composition, etc. To that end, I have taken books from the local library, to whit: the aptly named Digital Photography for Dummies and The Beginners Photography Guide along with Understanding Exposure. I am certain that after years of book renewals, my skills will eventually improve.
To get an idea of what I am up against, I submit for your approval an attempt at taking a night picture of a hazy moon over Westminster village. Only I moved the camera and didn’t realize the shutter was still open. I call it:
FLAMINGOES ON POGO STICKS OVER WESTMINSTER