On Easter Sunday, I spent most of the afternoon chasing my granddaughter around the yard taking pictures. I couldn’t get my settings on my camera changed fast enough as she ran through the yard with her Easter basket spilling eggs as she moved from one egg to the next. As she stopped to check on the eggs in the basket I was able to get a few good shots but not many. I was just happy to get the ones I could. I definitely need to be quicker at adjusting my shutter speed. She’s a good subject for getting better at taking action shots for sure.
Fast forward two days later and I’m taking more pictures of storm clouds cause they’re amazing. As this cloud got closer it definitely got darker but soon the clouds gave way to the evening sky once more. This enormous cloud quickly this passed over us and it didn’t even rain until after the cloud had passed. I guess it’s up to Mother Nature to decide when and where she will unleash her fury. I’m just glad it wasn’t at that moment.
The other day, I had my camera out and caught a glimpse of some approaching storm clouds at sunset. They weren’t really big, but we were expecting rain that evening. I took several random shots that day and this one just happens to be my favorite. I’m still in that random shot photography stage and I haven’t found my niche yet, but I will eventually. I think it’s important during my photography journey to figure this out even though it may take a while. For now though, I’ll stick to the random shots. One of the biggest things I struggle with so far is losing details in my pictures and I’ve been learning to correct this by using my histogram more frequently. I have learned a lot from it in Adobe Lightroom as well. The arrows to the right and left of the histogram in Lightroom will allow you to correct the blown highlights and blacks in your photographs which makes for better editing.