Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Day of Mistakes

I had such high hopes for today's photos! I have been wanting to photograph this tiny church in Silverton since we began, but the weather has not been cooperative. Today was a clear and lovely sunny day and I knew I would be out walking this morning, so I took my camera to work again just for the sake of getting these pictures.

So, we've been doing this for twenty days now and I've gotten a little cocky... Yeah, I know how to set my camera, LOL. Sigh... it turns out that the tricky part is *remembering* to set your camera when working in the manual modes. Arghhhh!

I DID remember to set the white balance for this photo, but I forgot to reset the ISO from the indoor shot I took yesterday. So, all of today's pictures, taken outside on a bright sunny day, are loaded with digital noise.

Another problem with this first shot is the fact that it was taken at exactly the wrong time of day. The late winter rising sun was right in my face and throws off the whole view. I need to go back there and try again at sunset.



Just for fun I took a shot looking up at the steeple. Now this one I am satisfied with!



I will go back again another day and try again. I have always loved this little building.

8 comments:

Linda Fleming said...

Those are both great photos, Judi! You are way too hard on yourself, my friend!

Mike Fleming said...

Very nice shots, and what a great old building.

HElen said...

I like them especially second one, you can see nice woodwork! and it is always another day if you want :) (though I think those shots are very nice!)

BumbleVee said...

I'm just a point and shoot kinda gal myself.... but, I love the angle of the shot of the steeple and the lovely blue of the sky....

Serena said...

Don't beat yourself up, Judi....I envy you that, at least, you understand your camera's manual settings. I have to say that I DO like both the photos regardless of your mistake. It reminds me of an old church in Beaudesert. The steeple shot is awesome!

MaryO said...

I think I'll forego learning more about my camera, so I won't be disappointed when the shots don't turn out like I want. Your steeple photo is remarkable anyway,and I'm sure you'll get the full version of the building you want next time!

Kerry said...

i think they both are wonderful, I love the steeple shot and there is a church steeple that I want a photo of also but it is on my drive to work and there is never a good time to pull off and take one besides I would have to take my camera wouldn't I? LOL

Nicole said...

I'm not that technical with my camera so I wouldn't know the difference. It's a beautiful old church and I can understand why you want to capture it.