That’s one of the things I like most about digital photography. Now I can afford to take more pictures and don’t feel wasteful because I only print the ones I think are good enough. Since I bought a digital camera I probably take at least three times as many photos on an outing as I used to.
I wondered what I was going to do for this challenge though. I hoped that I would get multiple pictures of the Huon River at Franklin last Thursday but things did not quite work out that way. I will be going back another day soon and will have another try. Franklin needs a post of its own anyway.
One place I have been taking a lot of photos recently is in our back garden because of all the changes happening there. The pictures I am using today are a set of consecutive photos I took featuring our apple tree. We had really nice apple blossom this year but it had only just started to show when I took these photos. I took several photos of the tree from slightly different angles trying to get one picture I was happy with. A couple of these I didn’t like all that much, they didn’t look right but for the benefit of the exercise I’ll let you see them, normally I don’t show people photos I don’t like very much. The first three are the unedited versions. The blossoms I think are pretty much as I took them too. I was trying to show the nice shape of the tree after pruning as well as get the exposure right. My camera, a Nikon Coolpix L120 is not a DSLR and has icons rather than f/stops. I think I took the first two and last one with the landscape setting. As there was deep shade near the shed I tried the backlighting setting for the third one but I didn’t like the result much as it was too washed out. The blossoms were done in close-up mode.
Another reason that I take multiple shots is to use the different settings on the camera and try and understand what works best rather than just leaving it on Auto all the time.
I did like the photos of the blossoms, especially the one with the blue sky in the background. I quite like the last photo as well which was taken from further away. It shows the “borrowed landscape” of the farm with the tall gum trees behind our place. I think the big trees frame the photo rather nicely.
I did take one other picture featuring the apple tree that I used in a post recently. It wasn’t taken on the same day so it’s not really part of the set. Cindy was interested in something in the tree, maybe a bird and I zoomed in to get this one. I like her expression and you can see the blossoms better in this too. It’s always shady in that corner of the garden so I find it a bit of a challenge to get a good picture.