So, I got my camera about a week before I left for Ireland. Ireland is… amazing and the scenery everywhere was picturesque and beautiful. I’ve now been using this camera steadily for about 2 months, and boy I wish now me could go back and tag along with then me and work the camera a little better. Compositionally, technically and speed-wise, I am just so far ahead of where I was then. Not to mention all the reading I’ve done on photography since then. I just have so many shots I could have done a 1000 times better with if I had known what I was doing at the time. (I’m not saying I KNOW what I’m doing now, but I know better than I did)
Here’s a shot I took at the Ireland National Park in Killarny. I had to work so hard to get the background not to be this faded out blah of a background, and my depth of field is so far off from where I would want it to be because I used f/4.6 on a 70mm lens. I just want to walk back there and smack past me on the back of the head for not knowing that smaller apertures cause a larger depth of field and not vice-versa.
Anyway, I’ve done what I could with this shot to clean it up and make it presentable, I loved the tree, I liked my composition, I just wish I could make a few edits and change some camera settings. Oh well, you live you learn, maybe I’ll get to go back some day and try again.