Last night, a few members of the TCRPMG went to Washington Park to apply what they had learned in the Camera Basics 101 course led by John Iannelli. I think it was a huge success. While we were there, I couldn’t help but grab this shot of the statue in the fountain and the amazing sky he was facing.
From where I was standing, it looked like he was yelling to the heavens, perhaps asking for rain. The texture of the sky made it even more appealing. I was really happy that I had been there at that exact time.
At the meetup, we discussed how light affects how your image comes out. We also discussed shutter speed and aperture. The main components when used together can make some really amazing shots.
We found a nice flower and took pictures of it, with the goal of having a sharply focused main subject with a blurred background (bokeh effect). It was a great exercise and I think the members really enjoyed learning how this effect was accomplished.
Yesterday, I had a few of the TCRPMG members join me for a trip to Five Rivers in Delmar, NY. I have blogged about this place in the past, and each time I go, I find another reason to love it.
This time was no different. We did our usual walk around the pond and I got some great shots. As we were getting back to our starting point, one of the members spotted a turkey. The turkey has 4 or 5 babies with it. Being a wildlife preserve, the turkey and it’s babies did not seem phased that we were there and even walked within three feet of us while we were shooting them.
I had never seen a baby turkey before. This was awesome! I was so happy that we had come to that spot at that particular time. Here are a few pics I took last night.