I was done taking pictures of them when I realized I took too many. You see, I'm one of those who'd rather compose well and try to get as close to what I wanted in my image, before hitting the shutter button. I don't like taking multiple pictures of the same thing while adjusting the settings each time. I've been there. I didn't like it. Besides the fact that I'm wasting my camera's shutter count, I find that I won't learn much if I keep spoiling myself... treating my DSLR like a point-and-shoot.
So I moved on and decided to walk around. There are foot trails leading to other areas (still graveyards) and the things I pass by are quite interesting. The question is: Will I be able to take good pictures of them? And it's sunset! Another reason why I don't want to waste it. Good lighting. But this light fades away pretty fast. So this, I consider, another field test. Testing myself if I can manage to squeeze what I know and learned, and produce fitting pictures. Oh... my... God!
Since I was taking close-ups a while ago, I didn't want to break from that rhythm. Besides, I was carrying a 50mm f/1.8 (a.k.a. nifty-fifty) and no other lens. I know I would be taking pictures up-close-and-personal, and I could really depend on this lens. And the DOF provided with such a wide aperture, is something I still want to learn more about.
|Worship the Sun|
It's a bud. A simple pine bud. But I like how the sun was striking it, as it bends praising the sun, despite gravity pulling it down. It reminded me of a certain yoga position that I couldn't remember.
I took a different trail going back home and found this group. It's a whole bunch of leaf-looking plants with this one single group of flowers.
Again with the pattern? Well, yes! If someone takes a picture of sand and say, "this is art," then I say: This is nature's art. I once called this "Race to growth" because that's what I thought when I first saw this.
This was my last stop before turning off my camera. I quite like how there's a "toxic" can was just disposed here and yet nature keeps its ways. I think the flower on the background symbolizes natures strength.
Despite my "Adam and Eve" shot, this last picture left me a nice feeling. It's not a powerful picture but it provided me lots of interpretations. Also, it's an introductory to my next blog. I got inspired to continue taking pictures the next day. I've always wanted to try Urbex.