To all ye who want to paint with light ...

I should have started this blog many moons ago as I started experiencing the joys of rediscovering the art of photography. But as the saying goes - it's better late, than never!
So, here I am, in the hopes of recording what I learn as I progress from ignorance to enlightenment; about what my eyes can see that my camera can capture; and, what my mind imagines and my camera paints with its capabilities.

Please feel free to add any comments and share your wisdom (tips or tricks) that you have picked up along the way.

And do check out my How-To and Birding pages as well.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Day 258 - I'm Back!

I had an intense three days starting with a project deadline, prepping for the cooking class, and then the cooking class itself.  The class went off really well, and one of the ladies is going to return for a second one!  That's a 33% success rate, since I had 3 students in the class this time.

Anyway, despite being dead beat, I knew I had to pick up the camera and feel it in my hands again.... Sheesh!  Did I just say that aloud?   Ok, never mind, I did - but that's the truth.  I feel that I'm missing something when I don't do my shot of the day, despite all the challenges I have of actually doing it.  It's like I'm cheating myself out of some great pleasure.  And often, it's a narrow hit-or-miss, thanks to my low energy levels.

'Nuff said about that.  This shot is part of a "Red" series that I want to do for a contest.  I'm not sure whether this would be appropriate since it does have a lot of yellow as well.  Let me know what you think. Would love to hear your take on "Red".

And I haven't forgotten to complete learning my alphabet.  I still have to do "K"  and "U".  I don't want to resort to anything obvious - I've been doing that a lot lately (out of sheer laziness).  Will have to scratch my head a little, and would welcome your ideas as well (although I can't promise to deliver :=P).

This shot has minimal post-processing.  The only thing I've done is increased the sharpness a couple of notches.  The flash was powered down to 1/64 at 50 mm, pointed directly at the candle from right of frame.


  1. You are back....... and with a bang. Love the shot (and the one on Flickr too)

  2. Thanks, Swati! :) I love your quick feedback.