“Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.” ~Hardy D. Jackson
I had a really nice point and shoot camera. The more I enjoyed photography the more determined I became to learn the ins and outs of my camera. I’ve been taking photos in my manual setting for quite some time on my simple camera. Now, I’ve stepped up to a better camera, and it’s a whole new ballgame. I am intimidated by the settings, but I refuse to settle for the auto button. Above is my first shot. The focus is not perfect, however I like the softness.
I love learning, even when I feel I’m in over my head. I’m sure it will take me a while to “get it”…but oh the fun (and stress) in store for DirtMan and me as he teaches me!
Wylie was a great sport.
Kitty was not impressed!
Even the birds cooperated by leaving a few berries on the Pyracantha for me to shoot.
“Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping… waiting… and though unwanted… unbidden… it will stir… open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us… guides us… passion rules us all, and we obey. What other choice do we have?” – Joss Whedon,
“Our passions are the winds that propel our vessel. Our reason is the pilot that steers her. Without winds the vessel would not move and without a pilot she would be lost.” ~Proverb
“Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.” ~Amiel