Guest Author - Debra Conrad
Do you love to take pictures? All of us take pictures of family, friends and touristy type things during our travels. They are fun to look at and help jog our memories about all our fun adventures.
But... you should add some pictures of interesting architecture or unusual finds along with the obvious photo taking oportunities.
This whale bone is perched on a hill near the place we camp in El Golfo, Mexico. I never thought about taking a picture of anything that wasn't part of the ocean view.
This is the year I am going to learn more about my SLR camera and all of it's settings. I have also been trying to learn about shadows and how they can make or break a picture.
I wanted to capture the sun bleached bone in the environment that viewers would respond too.
So... I waited until it was very late in the day and the sun was low, but not setting. I had to lay in the sand to get an uphill view and lot's of sky.
Capturing a whale bone may not be a popular photographic subject for most... but it's an object that everyone who visits this area will see. However, it won't be something they remember. But... when they see the photograph, everyone will know exactly where that photograph was taken.
It's important to capture objects that will be forgotten over time. And, unnoticed objects can be very interesting to add to your scrapbook, if you learn to take the photos with interesting lighting and vantage points.
I use the Canon EOS Rebel XT for my digital pictures. It has a ton of settings... which I am trying to learn. But it also has easy preset settings. The reason I purchased this camera is it is an SLR which in English means it will take pictures in rapid fire without the lag time digital cameras can have.
Canon Digital Rebel XT 8MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 Lens (Black)