Thursday, October 27, 2011


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Every now and then it pays off to look out the window.  Then, grab your camera and run.  Surises and sunsets fade quickly.


BONUS IMAGE:  Greetings from Apple Country

Monday, October 24, 2011


This morning........


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fall In The Blue Ridge Mountains

Oh what a beautiful morning...went outside, hopped in the car and drove around.  If not today, perhaps never for the fall colors.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Weekend in Black and White

"Vision is the art of seeing things invisible."
                                     -- Jonathan Swift

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Composition....Light and Line.  Experimenting with the use of space.


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Playing with Phone Apps

Below is an experiment using a painting app on my iPhone after taking a series of shots on the way to Asheville.  Is fun playing.

AUTUMN (Photo Painting)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

On the Way to Town

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Cell phone cameras are amazing. Below are three snaps taken on the way to town yesterday.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Lead with Your Chin--Laughing

Playing with Netbook camera. Awful, awful, awful...Will try again later. Computer too low. Oh well...

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Favorite Sayings

Anything is possible!

Favorite Words


This Morning

Went out this morning...dreary and overcast. Hopefully will be able catch some of the changing colors soon.

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Sunday, October 9, 2011


Is anybody out there?

Friday, October 7, 2011

Final Image and Some Creative Prompts

Here is the final Egg Cup image:


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Today I may do some shooting outside comparing Manual with various Auto modes and using the compensation button for my own information. I suggest you experiment and take notes thoroughout your photography experience. This is how we learn what works and what doesn't. Go for it folks.

Suggestion: Try all sorts of different things. You never know what effect you might accidentally stumble across.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


EGG CUP (First Proof Enlarged)

Subtle variations can be chosen when shooting in Manual mode while Aperture Priority mode adjusts to give the same result every time. The camera always wants an average exposure across the whole image when in Program modes. Exposure compensation (+/- button) has no effect when shooting in Aperture Priority mode in low light.

Proving An Idea (Theory)

Today I am going to run a series of tests to prove a theory I have had for many years. This should be interesting and if this pans out the results will fly in the face of logic when it comes to light and photography. Sometimes logic needs to be challenged. My fingers are crossed and I believe I can pull this shall see. Oh, and this test may evolve into a series of tests and may take longer than a day. Am looking forward to this....FUN!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Photo Notes for Me, Myself and I

Here we are again and I realize that I have been neglecting my blog. Back in the days when AOL had Journals, I wrote every single day. Anything interesting was fair game for an article. Today I feel like getting back on track. Would I be able to keep up an entry a day again? Well, there is only one way to find out.

Surprisingly, with all the cameras out there many don't know how to take good pictures. Let me tell you, I am so sick of bad, uninteresting landscapes, etc., I could scream. So, what to do? First off, let me suggest looking at good photographs. Get thee to a library...remember those? They are buildings filled with words (and pictures). Check out books containing images by Steiglitz, Walker Evans, Dorthea Lange and my favorite Irving Penn. Ask yourself, "How did they do that?" Pay attention to lighting and composition. Without light you have nothing and without an interesting subject and composition...well...all I can say is, "yuk."

When you are ready to snap that in on something interesting in the viewfinder. A good photograph starts with seeing. Look for the unusual, the interesting, the exciting. Without a subject, you don't have a story and without a story, get the idea. A photograph is a story in an instant. You need a subject and a predicate (writing terms) action...something going on, or something imagined as happening nearby.

One friend says, "It's easy" and easy it is once you get the hang of it. Pointing and shooting randomly doesn't cut it. You have to get involved. You have to show an interest in what you are doing produce B-O-R-I-N-G pictures. Chances are if you find something interesting to shoot, it will be interesting to someone else. So....go for it.

And...above all else, get involved--put a part of you (your spirit) in your images.

To get good images you have to work at it...then, it becomes easy. One of the main ingredients in good photography is thought. THINK!
Today: Do a shoot using camera settings and another using manual subtleties.
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©elisabeth bacon 2011
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