We went to Reelfoot Lake in Northwest Tennessee….finally. We have lived here for almost 22 years and we finally went, I think we started talking about going the first year we were here. Oh well, it was worth it, as far as noteworthy pics are concerned. It is located in one of the poorest counties in the state of TN, and it is rather bleak and depressing, especially given the fact that it is still winter and not a lot of greenery was available, thus giving the pictures a lonely desolate feeling. Which like I stated prior, as far as pictures are concerned it is not so bad. I think I struggled the most with the new things I was trying in my endeavor to learn more about my camera and it’s settings. I took every picture in manual focus and manual aperture mode. I picked the amount of light coming into my camera and the camera picked the shutter speed based off the aperture setting. I focused the camera based off my own eyes. Two things I would do different. One – focusing manually with my eyes as dependent as they are on my bifocal glasses is not always reliable….so I set up the bioptic lens to adjust for my bad sight and now I cannot wear my glasses to focus with….all-in-all I should have done this awhile ago.
Two: I will ask my husband more questions about the speed the camera is choosing for the pictures at the aperture I have it set at. I overexposed a lot of the pictures and I am having to fix them in the processing mode. They weren’t so blown out that they all suck, but pretty close.
It was a great learning exercise and it is the level I am at currently. Trying to understand the way the aperture, light and speed all affect the picture so I can learn to take even more dramatic pictures in the future. I am attaching a few of the shots I got from this photo trip I hope you enjoy them all.