My camera walk today yielded a wonderful surprise, more about that later.
First things first,I wanted to re-shoot Sherlock Homes outside Baker Street Station. My last attempt was a confusing mess as I tried to expose the image using Aperture Priority with Exposure Compensation. The statue of this most famous British Detective has a lot of detail. Today was very sunny and blew out most of the detail. However. this image was a whole lot simpler - I just set the my camera to Manual, dialed in the Aperture, set the Shutter Speed keeping an eye on my exposure meter and bingo, cool shot.
Experiments with Manual Exposure and Shutter Speed - the swans and ducks move very quickly, however, I was able to capture a few cool shots.
Experiments with Depth of Field - this garden shot right in the heart of the park looked interesting enough to shoot. I wanted to keep everything nice and sharp, nice shot.
I recently came across a great photographer by the name of Darlene Hilderbrandt. Darlene runs a website called Digital Photo Mentor. I downloaded her free e-book and discovered an interesting point of view. Darlene offers up a challenge; to take ten different shots of the same subject and to make each shot look different. I took this up and chose my favourite part of town "Little Venice". I love the open space, the water, the blue bridge and the moored boats. I decided to take a walk on the other side of the canal to get a different perspective and shoot, here's another shot, more to follow.
To conclude, today was a lot of fun.
The icing on the cake was this next shot, which has become "My Shot of The Day"