Every time that I get the feeling that I should take my camera somewhere I need to listen to that feeling. Tonight I was going outside to take out the trash and I thought, I should be taking my camera too. I didn’t and as I walked around the corner perched on a dying sunflower was a goldfinch. It was beautiful, a bright splash of yellow on a fading flower. So I took a mental picture of it and filed it away for next time I get that urge to take my camera with me, anywhere.
|I went back out with the recycling and was hoping against hope that the goldfinch was back pecking away at the sunflowers. It was not there. I decided to walk around a little and find something else to shoot. I was looking for color, lots of color but it has been so hot and dry (well it has been humid) here and many flowers were dead. So, instead of color I decided to go for a more monotone look and play again with the Depth of Field. I’ve been using the Manual Focus much more lately. Many times the autofocus jumps to something else that I did not intend to focus on. With the manual focus I have better control.||
I took this second photo and this had a little more color.
|From Photo-A-Day #2010|
Last night I started reading Attention! This Book Will Make You Money: How to Use Attention-Getting Online Marketing to Increase Your Revenue (Aff Link) from Jim Kukral. I made it through 22 of the chapters and I am eager for more but sleep was needed. I should be able to finish the book by this weekend when I record Geek Dads Weekly this Sunday night with Daniel M. Clark. We may even have a special guest… who knows.
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