This year I hope to make some photographic progress. Taking more photos in manual mode and reading my owners manual.
That baby buffalo is still on my list as is lightening. This year I want to add Northern Lights, Perseid meteors in August and mountains somewhere. A Moose and an Elk or two would be good also. I read in the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer that Golden Eagles are in the bluff area of Minnesota. We saw a Golden once in early spring…I was not fast enough to photograph it. I would also like to snap a photo of one of those Cardinals that are along the river in Park Rapids.
I think it is good to dream. I rarely go anywhere without a camera. You can’t take a photo if you don’t have a camera.
I have a Canon Point and Shoot that fits in my pocket. It takes okay photos…not as good as the big girl camera, but I won’t leave my big girl camera in the car in the extreme cold or extreme heat…or for someone to notice and steal.
What I have learned over the past year:
Never exit a vehicle with your camera bag unsnapped. I was getting lax about that…and then Jen called with news that her bag was unsnapped and her camera flew out of the bag and Andy drove over it. Smashed it to smithereens. Now that is a sad thing. She also braved the water in a kayak on Lake Superior with her big girl camera. She is a gutsy photographer. ( Andy said he was sure she and her camera were going for a cold swim that day.)
It is really nice to have someone especially a daughter share your passion for photography. She will often say “Lets go take photos Mom.”
Patience. You have to have a fair amount of patience and time to just wait.
Patience photographing wildlife. Hoping for one great shot!
Patience waiting for the light to be just right or for rainbows to form.
For Lady Slippers to bloom.
Seeing how many Orioles you can get in one photograph.
Most of what I photograph is right in the yard…or within a few miles of home.
All my photos are backed up to two simple save devices and to disk..but I am way behind on my disc back up…I have to purge some photos first. I save way too many photos. I have to learn to save only the best! I absolutely love the digital age of photography.
We are fine, yes it is freaking cold. The HIGH yesterday was –14 F or –25C. Wind chills are brutal.