There is always a lesson to be learned with each photograph. This was especially true today since I was more-or-less experimenting with new equipment.
These were not "serious" photographs. However, playing around with the camera will prepare me for when I need to do actual work. So in a way this is practice.
On the other hand, I'm in the process of writing a product review, and these photographs are an important part of that. Maybe these are more "serious" than I thought.
|Climbing The Pass - Keene, California|
I used the "Cross Process" feature of the camera to give the image its unusual colors.
|Car Train - Keene, California|
This is the back of the train from Climbing The Pass. One lesson, when you are photographing trains, is to look for photographic opportunities on the entire train, and not just the front.
|Bee Yellow - Keene, California|
Another lesson, when you are photographing something, is to look all around for other things to photograph. This bee was captured a couple of feet from where I captured the two photographs above this one.
|Large White Flower - Bealville, California|
Color wasn't important to this image, so I converted it to black-and-white.
|Tehachapi Mountain Tunnel - Tehachapi, California|
Again, the middle of the day isn't typically best for photography. The Pentax K-30 handled this scene well.
|Barbed Line - Tehachapi, California|
This is almost the same exact scene as Tehachapi Mountain Tunnel above, but completely rethought. This is more about lines and shapes, shadows and highlights, and less about the actual subject.
|Green Leaf - Tehachapi, California|
Another example of good color contrast.
|Tree In Autumn - Tehachapi, California|
Again, not the best light to be out photographing in, but the K-30 did a good job handling it.
|White Rose - Tehachapi, California|
Color wasn't important, so I converted it to black-and-white.
|Tehachapi Mountains - Tehachapi, California|
Another example of the "Cross Process" feature. I'm trying it more than I think I might typically do otherwise. I'm trying to figure out when it works well and when it doesn't.