I’m not a photographer. I’m just a girl with a camera. I’ve put embarrassingly little effort into understanding my camera. I’m just having a good time going around clicking at whatever catches my eye. I plan to study up on camera settings and photography tricks as soon as I find some free time…in about 12 years.
For now I just take pictures. Sometimes they look the way I expect. Sometimes they don’t. Like fumbled words, though, they’re often more interesting when they don’t quite come out as intended.
This was an attempt to take a picture of the sunset behind very dark snow clouds.
I took it from my kitchen window. As it turns out, my kitchen wasn’t the best spot, and I didn’t have the camera on the right settings to capture the sunset. I also forgot that there were apples sitting in the windowsill. If you look along the bottom of the frame, you’ll see a touch of green and a touch of red. That’s reflection from the flash off of the apples. I didn’t plan that, and I haven’t done anything at all to edit this picture. I post it here only because it makes me laugh.
Here’s another shot from my kitchen window.
This was taken early in the morning, and I intended to have the apple there. I was playing around with the focus. I took some pictures with the apple in focus and some with the yard in focus. I was basically just playing around like my 4-year-old nephew does when he tries to trick the iPhone into opening two applications at once. I wanted the apple and the yard in focus at once, but I didn’t know how to make it happen, so I just kept toggling back and forth. At some point, I shot a picture at what I thought was “in between.” This is what happened. You can’t tell as well in the blog-sized version, but at larger resolutions, the apple almost looks translucent. It’s just weird enough that I love it even if it’s a total accident and of no note whatsoever to anyone else.
And last (at least for this post)…
The apple takes on something of a creepy tone in the dark. Only it wasn’t actually that dark outside at the time. Something about the fact that there was a lot more light in front of the apple than behind it made the background appear pitch black. Now I know that’s what happens if I try to take pictures of my yard at dusk without actually leaving my kitchen. It happened that time at any rate.