I noticed a while back on a seemingly uninteresting road near our house a sign for the Smith Gilbert Gardens. I looked up the garden and thought it was a place I should take my mom. I haven’t had a chance to take her yet, but Bradley and I went on Saturday. We loved it and signed up for their annual pass. We also found out that with our membership, we have free access to over 200 other gardens across the country (at a fraction of the cost of bigger gardens like Atlanta Botanical!).
Bradley and I have been trying to think of things that we can do that interests both of us and would give us things to talk about. Recently, I have become interested in using his big Nikon D200 to photograph all the projects I blog about. Perfect new mutual interest! Saturday was my first official lesson on the camera. We were using a 35mm lens for ‘artistic’ photos. I was working on focusing on an interesting subject and letting the background blur out. Here are a few of the shots I got:
Definitely not a professional, but I don’t have any plans to become a photographer. I just want anyone who reads my blog to feel like they are experiencing the things I write about like they are here with me:)
Here is a series of shots I took to learn the differences in settings when photographing something in motion – a waterfall!
Shutter speed from left to right: 1/640th ; 1/10th ; 1/1200th