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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sunday Sigh

Last week, a talented photographer friend who is beginning her own photo business was kind enough to give me a lesson while we shot images around my town. Many of you know I have an addiction to a certain scene involving two simple dories and still water. For almost a year-and-a-half now, I’ve been stalking a peaceful causeway in town, hoping for the perfect photo opportunity.

Before we got started, my friend and I stopped into a local gallery and discovered the picture I have dreamed of taking—framed and on the wall, for sale by a professional photographer, Mike Sleeper. I sighed when I saw it, first in envy, and then awe. If you’d like to see what I’ve been dreaming about, click here.

After that humbling moment, cameras strapped around our necks, we walked around town on a day when, no word of a lie, everywhere we stepped a photo opportunity arose. She taught me more about my camera—shutter speeds, F-stops, but most of all, how to look through the lens like a photographer. As a result, we didn’t get very far, but the morning was a blast and I’m thrilled with my amateur results.

Please bear with me, but my Middle Passages posts are going to be sporadic or perhaps non-existent this week. As a thank you for your patience, I’ll leave you with some pictures from my tutorial session, though if you click my friend’s FB Page—you’ll see how a pro does it.











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Oh, and happy 17th birthday today to our beautiful girl!!

16 comments:

jbchicoine said...

These are awesome shots! The first one would make a great watercolor...

Robin said...

I liked the black and white best, I think. They were all good. I am so glad you learned so much. I know that we will some amazing pics in the future! We'll wait for you...

Liza said...

Go for it Bridget! Thanks Robin!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you were able to share the morning with your photographer friend.

Helen Ginger said...

Happy birthday! Love the pictures. The first is my favorite.

Mary said...

I loved them all! I can see why you were trying for that certain one.
Mary

Jody Hedlund said...

That sounds like so much fun, Liza!! I would love for the opportunity at some point to get some training in photography. That's one of those long term goals that I have! Your pictures are beautiful! I wouldn't classify you as an amateur!

glnroz said...

I dont think i have to "click" anywheee to see professional shots.. those are great... thank you,, Glenn

Cheryl said...

I adore that Mike Sleeper print. Your stuff is coming along just beautifully.

Robyn Campbell said...

Amateur, you're not. Great pics. I want to learn photography. Sadly right now I chop family members heads off every time I try to take their picture. They run when they see a camera in my hand. ;)

Happy birthday to your daughter, Liza. I hope she had a great day. :)

Robyn Campbell said...

Amateur, you're not. Great pics. I want to learn photography. Sadly right now I chop family members heads off every time I try to take their picture. They run when they see a camera in my hand. ;)

Happy birthday to your daughter, Liza. I hope she had a great day. :)

Tamika: said...

I take the worst pictures! You did an amazing job for a newbie!

Have a great week and blessings to your birthday girl:)

Tabitha Bird said...

OOH! Love it. I want that stones one!! I love stones and they are perfect! Beautiful Liza.

The Empress said...

Oh, my gosh! Those are lovely, and you learned so much.

I need a friend like that...

truly awesome.

arlee bird said...

I still like your dory photos, but yes the Sleeper one is really beautiful. You'll get there.

Lee

Tossing It Out

Purple Cow said...

Happy 17th birthday to your girl!

Love the pictures. Especially the coloured pebbles and door!