Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Here is where my heart really lies these days. I am learning how to draw and paint; photography for me is simply a way to capture some images that I would like to interpret. This is a drawing from a photo that one of my instructors gave me - a lesson in perspective. This staircase is at Stirling Castle. I used a few pencil lines then drew most of it with my trusty skewer and ink.
Drawing helps me forget about all the things I think about that worry and upset me - all the things I think I can do very little about but spend an enormous amount of time fretting over.
A couple of shots I recently took while working on Kat Sloma's on-line course, Find Your Eye: Journey of Fascination. As I explained to the class, I am a very stubborn learner. I have had my camera for quite a long time but only now am starting to learn about things like aperture and shutter speed. The former still is a bit of mystery but shutter speed - what fun I had taking pictures of crows and magpies having breakfast at the garbage bin.