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A journey in Photography and sharing of how I go about taking various types of photos. Discussions include software and camera equipment and how to make the most of your equipment in a given situation.


06/12/2008 00:16

Photo opportunites can be found almost anywhere. When you think of taking photos you do not need to look very far to find some great things to take photos of.  I am bringing this up because I often hear and see forum comments that people cannot find things to take photos of.

To that, my usual reply is that you are simply not looking!

I have been taking a bit of a look back thru some of my older photos recently and discovered that over 1/2 of them were taken within 1km of my house. I would have guessed that around 1/4 of them would have been if I had not looked.

The reason I am bringing this up now is that over the last few weeks I have been taking a series of photos of some toadstools as they have grown.

All of them were taken with a long focal length so that the frame could be filled with the subject. If you want to see a bigger version of these photos - head over to my photo blog and look at them there.

Now, how far did I have to go to get this shot? Glad you asked.

Thats Right, 20 feet from my front door!

So, next time you think you cannot find something interesting to take a photo of, go outside, go no further than the extent of your own yard and look. I didn't have far to go and because of that it meant that I could keep taking photos of it every few days and watch it change in front of my eyes.

Toadstools have been growing in the same spot for the last few years, each Year I have been trying to get an acceptable photo and finally, this year I managed to not only get 1 but to get 1 on several different days.  I will keep an eye on them and take more photos of them over the upcoming days and weeks and I will probably print 3 of them at different stages of growth.


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