Public Art and Photography

Playing with aperture and the big red coil at Robson Square.

Playing with aperture and the big red coil at Robson Square.

I am taking a photography class and I am enjoying (for the most part) being in a classroom again. I like that I am learning to control my camera and not always relying on the auto mode to get results.  I don’t like that Kits high school still has their heat on and the lab is boiling, it makes the late hour 9:30 pm seem like way too late.

On Sunday morning I went on my first photography field trip and took a lot of photographs.  I thought it might be nice to show you some of my favourites. During this exercise we were playing with aperture or shutter speed and the balance between the two.

The fountain in front of the VAG, fast shutter speed.

The fountain in front of the VAG, fast shutter speed.

The same fountain with a slow shutter speed.

The same fountain with a slow shutter speed.

This is my favourite picture in the bunch. I love the way the water is crashing as the woman is trying to climb the rock.

This is my favourite picture in the bunch. I love the way the water is crashing as the woman is trying to climb the rock.

Playing with shallopw depth of field.

Playing with shallow depth of field.

I love the way these colours look so close up. It is amazing that this is part of a flower mural.

I love the way these colours look so close up. It is amazing that this is part of a flower mural.

I was inspired to keep taking pictures in manual mode at the HR MacMillian Space Centre. Too bad I couldn't the fountain wasn't turned on.

I was inspired to keep taking pictures in manual mode at the HR MacMillian Space Centre. Too bad the fountain wasn't turned on.

I am glad that I am making the effort to learn more about our new camera before I head to BlogHer in New York this summer.  I hope to take a million pictures and have some of them really work.

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