You may have noticed the paucity of new posts over the past several weeks. It would be easy to lay the blame at the altar of busyness, but the more honest explanation is that I’ve been working my way through a “sophomore slump” – that frustrating phase that sometimes follows early success.
I was so excited to move off “auto” mode on my camera in February and thanks to “winter landscape” photography workshop we attended in early February, some of my early results in “manual” mode turned out quite well.
But things went downhill from there. I was so busy figuring out the appropriate mix of shutter speed, aperture and ISO that I forgot about some very basic ideas – things like composition, subject matter, etc. It’s taken several weeks and many hundreds of poor photographs to turn the corner. Finally, photography is becoming fun again!
Here’s a peek at some recent, more successful photographs…
In my books, fun = invigorating, which means I have renewed energy and enthusiasm for blogging. Thanks for your patience while I worked things out with my camera!