For those readers who are photographers, you probably shutter… at my photos because of my total lack of skill in this department… and because I always blame my crappy camera. It turns out the problems are all mine. Apparently, my camera is not as crappy as I have been telling you! Sorry! I am just a terrible photographer!
Up on the narrows a few nights ago I was telling George that I cannot get good photos of the forest light because of my terrible camera. He explained to me that my camera is a pretty decent one… Illusions shattered! I showed him the photo I took a few weeks ago which is the only forest light photo that I have been happy with. George, it turns out, is a man who is seemingly made of light. He knew what to do! He told me about the half way button on my camera which sets the light. I have had this camera for about 6 years and had no idea!
George told me that if I point it at a slightly darker place, set the light by pushing the button half way in and then point where I want the picture to be, then click all the way in, that I should be able to capture the light better.
My current project is to experiment with this technique.