Low Key Photo Challenge: Travel



Theme: Travel

Stepping Stone Farm loads up for a horse show.

Process Notes
When going through the photos, I had a hard time staying on task. I kept getting caught up in content. Many of the photos were of Dottie adorably sticking her head out the window, but were not particularly interesting photographically. Technically, this one was taken on manual, but owes more to random luck and button pushing than to thoughtful manipulation of the medium. Plus, it could just as easily been taken on auto. Between a moving subject, the dark trailer interior, and the light sky, I could not adjust the numbers quickly enough. I swapped to Auto for a handful of shots. Actually, for a while, I moved the dial to A, which is aperture-priority mode not auto. Whoops.

Tire track & trailer photos were manual. No moving targets, no tricky lighting.

Procedure for Low Key Photo Challenge
1) I post a photo/photos on a given theme.
2) You comment below with a link to your photo(s) on that theme.
3) We all click over to see what you have.

That’s it. No prizes. No rules. No submissions. For more explanation, see [Inaugural Edition].

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Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

5 thoughts on “Low Key Photo Challenge: Travel

  1. The camera setting woes … I totally get it! Takes lots and lots of practice and consistency and yet I still struggle with getting the right settings in certain conditions. Makes me really grateful that we can see and correct (or delete) our mistakes immediately. I can’t imagine having to learn photography the “old” way! Anyhow, here’s mine: https://curtalefarm.wordpress.com/2018/09/22/travel/

    1. Learned mine the hard way, on a camera so old there wasn’t even the slightest trace of a meter. Got a photography badge in the few months I was in Girl Scouts.

      1. Pretty sure I did the GS photography badge … with a Kodak Instamatic. Hey, in all fairness, this was the 60’s and I grew up in the “camera city” of Rochester, NY. We were very impressed with the local product and were pretty loyal users! I had a teacher who used an early Minolta (I think?) and loaned it to me to try to spark some interest in something other than trouble. I was told I needed to get a little note pad to write down all the settings for each picture so when they were developed, I could go back and see what I could do to improve the results. Needless to say, I didn’t take a single picture and returned the camera shortly thereafter. Too much math and work for my teenage brain to process. To this day I’ve VERY impressed with anyone who stuck to it with that process.

        1. I had an Instamatic for a while. I think that’s what I had with me when I went to Scotland. These days I mostly use little digital point and shoot which can do way more than I’ve ever asked it to.

  2. I “learned” the old way, but it was a) grip & grins for a small town newspaper & b) horse-over-fence for show coverage. One was easy; the other very specific. Everything else, not so much.

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