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.
For a few weeks now, I have been promising tulip pics from Washington Park. I’ve put up some pics I have taken in years past, all in an attempt to make you want to see fresh ones from this year. Well, today is that day. This morning, I got up extra early (for me anyway) and went down to Washington Park with a few members from my photo group and I got some fresh pictures to share with you.
When I got to the park around 7am, there were a few other photographers milling around and a bunch of State workers putting the final touches on the grounds for this weekend’s Tulip Fest. They were taking down the temporary fence around the fountain and scrubbing the fountain down, preparing to fill it up. A few other workers were mowing the lawn around the fountain. After about 3 hours, the park became pretty crowded with people walking and taking pictures. I left around 10am as the sun was getting pretty harsh and the dew drops were starting to dry up.
I took about 400 pictures in my time there this morning. I’ll probably only post about 20 or so of them on the internet, as I am highly critical of my work. Probably much more than anyone else. I really hope you enjoy them. I can only hope that some of the photos I take make someone smile. That would make it all worth it. Ok, enough babbling from me. Here’s what you really came to see…
If you’d like to see more, please check out my Flickr. See ya soon!