I hate posed photos of people, so try to avoid them at all costs. Bobcat is naturally photogenic.
I love painting and photographing silhouettes- something about the clean lines really attracts my eye and interest. It’s tough to get a backlit exposure correct- and I usually end up doing manual focus if there’s something thin and delicate in the foreground like this scrollwork in our front door.
I liked both of these a lot, especially the second one because of the focus on the middle ground red leaves. Great lines and fun color.
Here’s the start of a great year where I learn all of the technical stuff I’ve been too lazy to focus on. I finally came to the realization that you can have a great artistic eye, but you still have to be a bit of a nerd and learn all of the capabilities of your tools to be a good photographer. Same with painting- I have to slow down, read books, and practice. Here goes!
I took this in our living room. It was tough getting an exposure for the bright spot, my camera wanted to equalize the lights and darks. But, I only shoot manual because that’s the only way to learn!