April practice, practice, and more practice

In April, I starting practicing taking random picture in my back yard, of sunsets, and moon rise.  My wife said to me, don’t you get bore taking pictures of sunrise and sunset.  I said no, each one is difference and ‘m practicing using my camera. As Joe Edelman stated on his blog “The BEST way to Dramatically Improve your Photography Skills – Photography Techniques”

The best way to dramatically Improve your photography skills is with practice! When we were kids we learned the phrase – practice makes perfect. That phrase has been around for ages and it is still around and won’t go away any time soon. The reason – it is sage advice. Practice is how to take better pictures. 

On the 15 of April, I drove to Bridgeton to capture the sunset.  I used my  Nikon D7100 camera with the Nikon Nikko 50mm f/1:18G lens for the all the photo in this blog. I set my Shutter Speed to 1/125, with an Aperture of f/10, and an ISO of 100.  The picture was taken at 19:37. The Latitude / Longitude coordinates were:

Latitude: 35° 7′ 26.68″ N / Longitude: 77° 1′ 34.32″ W

On the 17 April, I took a picture of bird in my backyard.  I have three bird feeders and bird bath in my backyard, so the animals should earn their keep. The picture was taken 17:09.  I set my Shutter Speed tp 1/125, with an Aperture of f/10, and an IOS of 100.

On the 22 April, I went back to Bridgeton to capture some sunset in the part from difference view point.  My wife decided to come with me.  The pictures were taken around sunset.  The first one was taken at 19:40. The Latitude / Longitude coordinates was the same (Latitude: 35° 7′ 26.68″ N / Longitude: 77° 1′ 34.32″ W in general).

On the 23 April, my wife had a late night conference call. (It’s nice being retire). I took my girls (puppies) to Atlantic Beach to play fletch in the water.  On the way home, we stopped at the Atlantic Beach – Morehead City Bridge to capture the sunset on Bogue Sound.  The first picture was taken at 19:39.


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