“Ceceeeeee-lllyaaaa, you’re breaking my heart!”


posted on 28th of september, 2007

sang Simon (or was it Garfunkel?)
it matters not because the next line
is what i am thinking about..


"shaking my confidence daily"







my confidence as a photographer
is on a see saw
up one day , down the next.




the other night i got one of the best shots
of the moon i have ever taken, and on manual
focus!. in the dead of night! it was exciting because i have been
having trouble getting focused shots as
i have mentioned before.




today i went out, 2 great lenses in hand,
sunny clear day, bright blue sky, 2 memory cards, full of
anticipation- excited confident like
my favorite model pictured here


on the way i called a man interested in
having me shoot some products for a catalog, sure i could
do that, yes i have
some experience, send a resume? yes,
sir i will.




my next stop was a park near our
home. i went down to the beach area
where the sun was sparkling on the
water ,
canadian geese, mallard ducks
were everywhere. they were dipping
in the water,flying over head, fish were
jumping, the whole park was alive with sights and sounds.


i used a whole 1 gig memory card there,
then went to the creek side,
babbling brook, rocks and rills as the
old hymn says,
even a passing duck family. i used the
other card there amongst the backlit
trees and reflections of the sun.
i had the camera on auto focus most
of the time so that it wasn't my fault if
it didn't focus, also had the image stabilization
turned on. one lens was even an L lens, i had
all my bases covered. charged battery, clear cards,clean glass.


i came home with visions of perfectly
focused geese in flight, with splashes
of water as they land. pop the cards
in the computer....blur,on to the next,
blur,on to the next, blur,on to the next,
blur,on to the next, blur - oh one slightly
in focus, no wait not at 100%.


why did i tell that man i could take product
shots for him, i can't get a focused shot to
save my life.



okay Jay "hiho hiho back to your class
i go....( photojay is teaching a class online
- he's a great teacher- i am a poor student)

oh well come monday there will be more
geese a- honkin' and flying overhead...
at least i didn't get bombed, or chased
or bitten. this weekend i will be a good
student and study hard
get the blinders off of my eyes and see what
i should have my camera set on next time.



are you listening Jay??






Comments (2)

Posted by Denisebeverly on September 28, 2007
it was beautiful and i am grateful believe me. it is the first day i have had in a very long time, that felt relaxing ( while i was at the park anyway) the geese flapping 10 feet above my head was scary and yet very very cool

tonight i have gone through all the images and found 6 that intrigue me enough to get printed. these are for a contest at the park, hopefully i will have enough time to get some more taken, if not i do have 6 to enter.
Posted by Astargirl on September 28, 2007
It was Simon, actually :) We all get this feeling sometimes, but at least you had a nice day outside, which is more than some (me) can say.



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Photo credits: , Denise Milana Beverly, Dragos Manea, James Steidl, Jason Schulz, Spectral-design.

About me

I am in constant wonder of the world that God has created for us. I owe any and all genes for photography to my daddy. battling hard against cancer and depression in his later years, he will always be the strapping young man in the photo to me...i love you daddy, you are a gift! Safe in the arms of Jesus 3/13/07

(Denisebeverly)
Bristol, US

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