i have writer's block.
not like those cute little building blocks that toddlers play with, writer's block.
no. that'd be too easy.
instead my writer's block lives in the gravel yard with cinder blocks and bricks and huge natural stones that men wearing tight jeans and driving bobcats fill your backyard with as they do your landscaping.
what. men in tight jeans.
is it just me or does everyone get as distracted as i do when they start writing.
let's see. i'll try a different angle.
like how "my cup runneth over" from all the well wishes and wonderful thoughts that you're still sending my way from my surgery last week and how this photo above looks like a cup of sorts.
use your imagine. a cup that mother nature made. in her first pottery class.
these photos are all sooc and that makes me really happy.
but now that i think about it, i don't think i ever told you that i got my new camera and i love it.
instead of changing completely and going the nikon route, which is where i was headed,
i stayed with pentax and bought the k-5.
there's a great little site i use when comparing cameras. it's called snapsort and in the upper lefthand corner, click on "compare" and put in the cameras you're thinking about. it's quite addictive and has some really good information.
just yesterday i ran across an amazing blog and his photos were out of this world. well he uses a nikon D3X which i hadn't even heard of. so i went over to snapsort and compared my camera with his.
and his camera is 7000 dollars more expensive then mine. i'm not kidding. 7000 dollars more. who would spend 8000 dollars on a camera anyhow. and once again, it just goes to show you that's it not about the equipment. it's really all about your creative and artistic eye.
to keep the camera jargon going....i've been playing around with my very old 70-200 lens and i'm kind of falling in love with it. all of these photos were taken with it and what i think i really want is a 85mm 1.4 lens. so i'm trying to keep my 70-200 at 85 as i shoot. just to practice. but the big difference is that my 70-200 is a 4.7/5.6 so it's not really comparing apple to apples. but i do think it's totally eating up all the love i've been giving it.
oh and one more thing regarding photography. the yellow leaf above was being bathed in sunlight as i approached it and with my first shot, it was completely washed out.
so i lowered my iso and UNDEREXPOSED it on purpose and wha-la.
a beautiful yellow leaf with a dark background and an sooc photo.
overexposing and underexposing my photos is something i do all the time. if you don't do this. try it.
too many times, i find that iso, aperture, shutter speed and anything else you want to throw into the mix just isn't the answer. but exposure is.