Recently I helped take some pictures for our church’s directory. Here are a few of the images and the outtakes.
I did it again. I’m back at the same location shooting a different band. This time was going to be a worship service and the band and I both thought it might be distracting and inappropriate to photograph during the actual event. I showed up a couple hours early for rehearsal and photographed that.
I’ve been a fan of Viktor Elizarov and his photography site PhotoTraces for a while now. He is a solid photographer but even better for you and me, he is a great photo processor and concise instructor. I cannot think of a more reliably helpful landscape photography website than his. He is so generous with his information from the planning of a shot to the camera settings to the digital processing and he manages to convey the information in compact language with many visual aids (that are interactive more and more of the time). You often get more from skimming one of his articles for 2 minutes than reading an article for 10 minutes on another site. If you are a fan of landscape photography, you owe it to yourself to check out his site.
After a good night’s sleep and a quick oatmeal breakfast, I was charged up and ready to get going on this day. I wasn’t expecting super pictures because I knew the times of day that we would be hitting our stops wouldn’t give us great light, but just being in those places would be a real treat. We were going to see the other two of the top three places I wanted to visit on this trip.
For a day called Black Friday, it sure did start off with a beautiful sunrise. I missed the beginning of it but screamed out the back door of our room and grabbed a few shots as the sky lit up. It turned the mountains opposing the sunrise all shades of gorgeous. Purple mountain majesty indeed!