Friday, September 17, 2010

Skywatch Friday - A Montana Sunset

This shot for Skywatch Friday comes from the beautiful sunset we had last night. My husband and I had to attend a school function, so I had the good fortune of being in the passenger's seat. I took advantage of this opportunity and started shooting the sky.

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Linda said...

A lovely glimpse of sunset before the darkness closes in.

Doreen McGettigan said...

Lovely photo's as usual but the sky is magnificent!
I am trying to get better at photography; I am sure I am not blessed the way you are..or my brother for that matter( he is blessed with photography talent also. I would just like to be better at capturing life's little moments.
I am on pins and needles waiting for this date..and yet I have so much to do to prepare for it!
Have a glorious weekend..

VM Sehy Photography said...

Thank you for the kind comments Doreen. I will check out your brother's site. I know this will sound corny, but the more you practice the photography, the better you'll get. I took a class a long time ago. And I've been fortunate enough that I've known many different photographers and have been able to pick their brains so to speak. Mainly though, I've been doing this for a very long time. I think my mom gave me a camera when I was six. And even I have hopeless moments. I don't take a lot of pictures of people because I'm not that good at it. Food is another tough one for me. So practice and figuring out a niche would be my advice.

Hilary said...

I'm thinking "Skighwatch" for the sighs your skies evoke.

That's excellent advice you've given Doreen.

VM Sehy Photography said...

Thanks for your kind comment Hilary about my photos and the advice. That class did help me in the sense that I got to learn the basics and that's a good place to start. I still screw up. I got told by a person who's been published in Time, that he wished he had learned to take his camera everywhere at a young age like I did. Apparently he had missed some great photo ops. But don't we all? I have just learned to leave my settings in a medium range when I shut down in case next time I have to point and click with no time to mess with dials. That way I stand a chance of getting a photo that is neither over or under developed. Just little things like that is what you learn when you're out taking pictures. In fact, most of my learning has always come from just being out there and shooting. Messing with the camera to see what it will do. That's probably another gem of advice, don't be afraid to just play with the camera and see what comes out. Especially now that we have digital cameras and the expense of film development is no longer there.