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The Camera in My Head - Fall Photos
October Dragonfly - Wings Illuminated by the Sun
I was walking along a sidewalk on a crisp October morning in Salt Lake City, UT. As I walked along, enjoying the colorful changing leaves, I happened to look up and see something glimmering within the leaves.
To my surprise, it was a dragonfly. The lighting was just right... so I pulled out my iPhone and captured this picture. I think it's beautiful. What do you think?
How does this picture make you feel?
More Autumn Beauty
Below are more of my photographs. I enjoy taking pictures whenever I see something beautiful. Usually, I am using my iPhone... so I am actually surprised at the quality of some of the pictures. In any case... it is my childlike appreciation and excitement at nature's beauty that helps me feel alive.
I am so grateful that I can see... and I am grateful to God for such wonders.
More Fall Photographs I've Taken
The Trick is...
The secret to capturing amazing photographs is to constantly have a camera with you, look around, consider the composition, lighting, and interest. The best photographs I've taken have been when I was not looking for an opportunity to do so.
Be willing to squat down or stand in weird positions in order to get just the right angle or lighting. It really makes a big difference in the composition.
My husband has learned to stop the car when I see something I want to take a picture of. He is so sweet. I've never taken a class, but I know about framing the picture with something closer. I understand the rule of thirds. And I recognize good lighting when I see it.
Digital photography is so much easier than the old method of film. You can tell instantly if a picture is blurry or under-exposed. I love it!