Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Week 2 - Day 13, May 13, 2009 "Old Apple Tree"

Artistic and Technical

Last night I was reading about how photography is a combination of technical skills and artistic vision. Most of my job is technical, so I find the technical side of photography interesting. I'm also attracted to the artistic side. I need to develop both of these skills, so I worked on both areas tonight.

This shot is from the artistic side. I tried many ways to make this old apple tree interesting. I don't quite like this shot yet, but it was the best of the bunch.

On the technical side, I played with the same shot over and over changing the aperture. I don't have any new insights other than the effect on the depth of field. I'll keep working on it.


  • My photography needs a lot of work in all areas. I can really see where my technical skills are increasing. I'm finding the settings much more quickly on my camera. The artistic side takes a lot more effort for me. I can look at a subject for a long time from a lot of angles, and I'm not finding any aha moments. Just various things to try.
Photo Details: Exposure Time 1/30, Aperture f/6.3 , ISO 100, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm.

This photo was tied for first in the second week viewer poll.


Nancy L.K. Boyce said...

Good work Steve, I like your photo a day concept!

Gallow said...

I received a comment on this one via email:

The apple tree would benefit from a different light angle. I know you can’t always hang around for the light to be right. Makes you wonder how Ansel Adams did it.