Looking out of my kitchen window while preparing dinner a few days ago, I realized the sun was going to set soon, so I stopped what I was doing, grabbed my gear…Nikon D5100 and tripod…and drove a few minutes away to capture it. Our yard is surrounded by trees, so you can’t see the sunset from our home.
I parked in someone’s driveway, with a view of the top of their home in the distance, beyond a large field of corn. The corn and sky had a nice hue from the setting sun…
The reason for my title “Life is Like a Box of Chocolates” is that I went out with the intention of capturing the sunset, but none of those photographs turned out well. Instead, I returned with corn field photographs and the others shown below. So…you just never know what you’re going to get in life!
I did capture the treetops painted gold by the sun and because I was zoomed in on this shot, I didn’t even notice the deer until I looked at the photograph at home!
I just started taking photography classes last night and am really excited about it! I have a confession…I have just started shooting photographs using my manual setting in the past couple of weeks. When the instructor looked at my photographs from the past few years on my photography website, he said it looks like I should be teaching. So I explained why I need classes. I’ve never even shot a RAW photo. I want to be the best photographer I can be!
Anyway, on the short lane to my house, I stopped and set up my tripod and although the lighting was poor, was able to capture this shot using manual!
I know it looks like I live out in the boonies, but there’s a Kroger Grocery Store five minutes away. The best of both worlds!
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