I’m a big fan of Image of the Week which runs over on Truly Madly Kids not only for the stunning photos those ladies share but also for the inspiration of what to capture and how to really work my DSLR camera. I’m a bit of photography geek, I studied it in college back in the days of film and dark rooms but only recently got to grips with the manual settings and dipped my toes into the world of digital photography this year. Stepping away from the auto settings and relying on point and shoot has been my challenge for the year and I’m getting there slowly all with the help of Truly Madly Kids and Pinterest.
This week’s topic is landscapes so I’m sharing a shot I took of Sidmouth bay a few weeks ago, it was a glorious spring morning and Tween and I were watching the sailing, I played around with a few different setting and then edited it with some filters back home. I feel a little bit of a cheat when I do jazz it up in the editing but there was so much going on that was lost in the original photo, like the people on the beach and the boats out at sea, and I was trying to show the contrast of the stormy sea in between the peaceful sky.
I’m still along way off perfection but I’ve given myself to the end of the year to get my head around what my camera is actually capable of.
I’m also linking in with One Dad 3 girls