Thursday, November 5, 2009

You Capture - Photographer's Choice

You wouldn't think this subject would be a struggle but it was for me. At least until I got going. Beth's goal at ishouldbefoldinglaundry is to get us out there taking pictures and she's done it again. Once I realized that the object was to capture interesting or good quality photos, I looked around my house and stepped outside the back door and viola!

First my eyes fell on my new 'breakfast of champions' formulated to fit my new goals and, hopefully, lifestyle. I set up my shot, clicked, and cropped and came up with this. It's not too exciting but it's a picture I wouldn't have attempted without You Capture.

Then I remembered that I had not fed my koi babies and thought I'd try to capture their 'breakfast of champions' formulated by me from a variety of koi foods and a coffee grinder:

It only followed that I capture some of the babies who thrive on this strange concoction. Anyone who looked at my blog from the very end of June until the middle of July or so will be amazed at how they've changed from tiny little threads to real potential koi. (This picture was harder than it looks and required me to turn off the flash and use my tripod.)

Taking the baby koi shots reminded my of their moms and dads hunkering down for the winter under their protective netting which is designed to keep out leaves, debris, and predators. My poor camera was begging me to tell it whether I was trying to get the leaves, the net, or the koi underneath and I didn't know how to tell it the koi. So it did the best it could. I have so much to learn.

And then I turned to the obvious. Even though most of the beautiful leaves are now on the ground, there's still beauty (and a few leaves in the trees) out there for me to capture.

I love Beth's You Capture series because it forces me to evolve in my photography and I get to look at so many amazing pictures that other bloggers have taken. It's awesome! So visit Beth at Ishouldbefoldinglaundry to share in the fun. You'll never regret it!

13 comments:

  1. All great shots! Love the fish food... it could be a great texture, too. Love the fish and the netting, too. It has depth. And, always love the tree shots!

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  2. I really like the breakfast shot, something about the way you have it displayed is very eye catching!

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  3. I love the first shot. I'm also working on the healthy eating.

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  4. The babies are getting bigger! How exciting! We got our full net on just in time for our tree to drop its leaves. Sad not seeing them as often!

    Great shots!

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  5. Good captures :) I love the baby koi! How fun it must be to watch them grow.
    Pretty much all of the leaves around here are gone, too. )-: It's always a little bitter-sweet.

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  6. I like the one with the net, fish and leaves. It's almost illusion-like. I know what you mean with the camera deal. You're doing great, though.

    And the breakfast pic does look neat. Never thought something that is so apart of everyday life would look like that :)

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  7. I think all your shots turned out great! I love the koi under their net...that photo made for a really interesting shot!

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  8. I can't believe those teenie babies are going to be big koi one day.

    Great shots!

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  9. Who knew fish food could look so interesting!! And I have never seen baby Koi!! You have a fun hobby!

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  10. Your leaves are gone too, huh? We have a few stragglers left, but for the most part, looks like fall foliage is over. (I'm trying not to cry about it). Great pictures!

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