I realized this has become more photo blog than anything else. And that many of you are fellow photographers.
For the longest time, I resisted called myself a photographer. I don’t have skill and dedication. I just happen to wield a camera more often than not. But when my harddrive of photo archive was stolen, I was emotionally devastated. I found myself bereft. That’s when I realized just how emotionally attached to my photography I am.
So as I start labeling myself as someone who is serious about my photos.. I want to start soliciting feedback. On anything. Composition. Technique. Perception. Interpretation. Please don’t hold back.
This photo was taken at Milford Sound, South Island. New Zealand. Any thoughts? I personally found it too busy but am please how clear the sun came out.
It’s no secret I love sunsets. Sunrises, not so much. Santorini, Greece.
In case this isn’t enough, look at my past posts of other photos:
– New Zealand
.. besides that minor details about the Earth spinning on a canted axis. (Mother Nature, next time around I have a spare leveler you can borrow.)
.. but for those of us who like to lug a camera around, the shorter days mean I no longer have to sacrifice my dinner or sleep to wait for the sun to set for photos like this:
Nikon D5100, f/5.3, 1/30s
South Island, New Zealand. Sunset on my drive down to Fox Glacier.
Nikon D80, f/5.6, 1/125s
A favourite topic of mine!!
Not my best sunset photo by a long stretch but brings wonderful memories. We heard the Muslim call to prayer in the middle of Cairo, with the chant sounding off like dominoes around us while the sun started to set.
This photo mystifies me… I don’t have the experience or skill to know how I managed to be lucky enough to capture the sun with such clarity and definition.
Nikon D80, 1/500s, f5.6
I also offer you a second photo of the same sunset, with a different camera. To me, this shows how powerful the point-and-shoot cameras have become.
Canon PowerShot SD900 point & shoot
I have no bones about making you jealous. Of many of my social circle, I can- and do- brag having the best view from my apartment.
So I see gorgeous sunsets pretty much daily, the rainy season yielding more dramatic colors with clouds.
Along with approaching storms:
Or really bad smog.
And most recently, where the fires are.