i stomp my feet and want to give up. it's not something i'm proud of, but it's something i am learning about myself. kelly says it's the artist in me and i need to be more like a scientist. imagine if he had given up on the binding project that's taken two years of not doing it right the first time.
i am so lucky to be married to this man.
so i mentioned i was taking a photography class. it's a four week class through the local community college. last night i did my first assignment and it was really frustrating for me. no matter what i did, the pictures seemed to look the same on my camera screen. mostly, when i changed the EV they looked different, but when i changed the aperture settings they really seem to change. i complained and complained. they sun was behind a big old cloud, i couldn't get the mountains to show up, it started to rain, i was over my half hour time limit, wah, wah, wah! because annie had homework last night, i couldn't get to the computer until today and i continued to complain.
i loaded my photos onto the computer. i started examining them. i started seeing that in fact, there was a difference in the different aperture settings, once on the big screen. i started seeing some very cool images. i didn't have to do too much photo editing... i stopped complaining. so i dedicate these images to kelly, and heather, who also helped talk me down a bit...
this is my 'something near' assignment, composition not great because i didn't know how to autofocus on anything but the center of the frame. i have since learned how to do otherwise:
and for my 'something far' assignment, this was the ONLY photo in the class that the instructor didn't crop in some fashion while doing his critiques. toot toot.