Reelfoot Lake Photo Trip

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.

Trees in water -B&W w-psp OLD DOCK w_psp Lone Cypress w-psp Cypress & OLD DOCK w_psp

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Art has always been a part of my life, ever since I can remember I have been creating art. I would make gifts to share with others at Christmas and then I found drawing, or maybe God introduced me to that particular art form, but it was an all consuming thing during my youth. After I had kids, it seemed that art didn't fit into my world in the same way. But the desire was always there and it eventually took over my life again...becoming a need more than a desire. So, photography enters my life. Artists have a unique way of seeing the world, it is their vision that creates the art not the medium they choose to express it in. No two artists will see the same thing in the exact same way. It is the most beautiful form of flattery to have someone see your art and tell you it is beautiful to them. It connects you on such an intimate level. I want to share my creative vision with everyone that wants to look upon it with appreciation.