Catching up with my pictures

The weather hasn’t been encouraging me to get out with the camera for the last couple of weeks, so I decided to take the time to go back over the images I took in the first few weeks and see what I could do with them. At the time, all I did was resize them and upload them to the gallery, intending to sort them out later. One of the things I wanted to do was to catch a reasonable view of a bird in flight, and I snapped away at the gulls while I was at Tynemouth. The images that came out of the camera didn’t look all that good, so I moved on. But this afternoon, while selecting some pictures to put on Flickr, I had another look. And after a bit of cropping, I came up with this result. It’s a long way from being perfect, but there’s a lot of detail, and I like the way the light is shining through the feathers.

Gull

Gull

This is, of course, a major part of this photography lark. While getting the camera settings right and composing the picture in the viewfinder is extremely important[1], it’s just the beginning of the job. And I have much to learn…

[1] While quite amazing things can be done in software, nothing is going to fix a really bad picture…