Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.
— Anthony J. D’Angelo
I do have a passion for learning, but, I have found out that, having passion for learning doesn’t make learning easier. 😉
Photo #1, the photo above — I wanted to take a photo and she happened to be there.
That day I was sitting on a tour bus in Vienna. I thought to myself, “I haven’t taken any street photo in this trip yet. I should at least take one.” So, while the bus was making a left turn, I lifted my camera and shot this photo.
The photo has a lot of noise in it – it was a cloudy day. Usually I would trash this kind of photos, but since I really like this woman’s face expression and how she walked (and how the other people were blurred), I decided to keep it.
Since I was sitting on a moving bus, the panning camera technique was accidentally used.
Photo #2 – it took me some effort to find her, and I am glad I did.
There were a lot of people shopping at Budspest Central Market Hall that day. If I just wanted a picture, any picture, I could get it done within seconds, but, somehow, I wasn’t in a mood of taking any picture. I wanted a photo of a special person, and I had no idea how this special person would look like.
How about that butcher? No, not quite. The sausage man? I don’t think so.
I walked around with a camera in my hand, wondering since when taking a street photo had become so difficult. It used to be as long as I could build up the courage and took a photo of a person, I would be happy. And now after walking for an hour, I was still looking for the subject.
Finally, I spotted her 10 minutes before we were supposed to leave. In my mind, I gave her a big hug and thanked her.
One evening, driving on a country road looking for a photo opportunity, my husband and I saw a big old building. The soft evening light coated the building with a thin layer of gold and it looked beautiful.
“The light is bad,” my husband said.
Huh? I didn’t get it, but decided not to ask.
When we reached to the side of the building, he said, “Now it looks much better. You can see shadows and it looks more 3 dimensional.”
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My neighbor invited us to his uncle’s farm for their Mother’s Day picnic. His uncle was very nice. He showed us their barn and all his tractors. Of course, we were busy taking photos. Actually, my husband was busy taking photos; I took some.
When we were done, my husband was the first one walking out of the barn, Uncle Lyle was following my husband, and I was behind Uncle Lyle. Right before Uncle Lyle stepping out, I saw the “good” light.
“Wait! Would you please stay here for one more minute?”
And I got the photo I wanted. 😉
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