Saturday, December 19, 2009


As many of you know, Josh is a pretty talented hobbiest. Sure, it may not be the coolest hobby, but I would much rather have him spend his time painting WWII figurines than holed up in a strip club as soon as he gets off work...

As someone with no artistic talent, painting, drawing, stenciling, sculpting, or anything that requires me to render things with my hands are pretty much out. Cooking was great for a while, but is no longer conducive to my new schedule (home around 6, bed around 8). I was always so jealous of Josh's talent and interest. The only thing I feel that passionate about it books, and it is a miracle if I get through two pages before I pass out from exhaustion. Sigh.

Photography has always been an interest, but I haven't spent the time learning the nuts and bolts that will give me a good handle on the technique. Until a few weeks ago, that is.

Recently, I took a class at the Griffen Photography Museum in Winchester, through the Digital Photo Academy. The workshop took place on the morning of the first snow of the season, which allowed all the students to take a walk through the fresh snow, take some pictures, and get some feedback. Here are some of the photos I took that morning, some early (around 8) and some around 10. It is amazing how different the light is only after two hours.

We are supposed to get a bunch of snow tonight and all day tomorrow, and I am hoping I get the chance to take some more photos before the white turns to gray and the branches loose all their frosting. I really liked the way some of these turned out and am looking forward to testing out my brand new aperture and shutters speed skills.

This one was part of an indoor exercise we did at the end of class. I used the black of someone's coat to accentuate the yellow.


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