It has been an interesting ride for me in photography over the last two decades - I grew up with SLRs as an adolescent, Mamiya-Sekor 500TL when I was in college, and what I thought was a fantastic camera system - the Olympus OMD 1 and II when I was finally working - but I could never quite capture what I knew they were capable of in skilled hands.
And later, digital image editing took a long time to really come of age, but we are getting there.
Since joining dgrin, and going on workshops with Andy and Marc and their cohorts, I am finally learning to "see" an image - I always told Marc that I really didn't want a better camera, but a better pair of eyes. Under their tutelage, and lots of practice, and much better cameras, lenses, and software, I think I am finally beginning to "see" potential in images before I press the shutter - sometimes.
This image I discovered lurking in my Lightroom archives, - the juvenile eagle was sharp, and lovely, but was captured against a dull grey flat sky that is not unusual in south east Alaska and did not favor the eagle - and I had this gorgeous blue sky with clouds all lined up in a nice V shape that I caught in western Kansas - they just seemed to need to be together in my minds eye.
Thank you for your comments , I am grateful that you seem to like it as much as I do.
I was fortunate many years ago to be hanging around on advrider, when you invited me to join a new website called digitalgrin. Little did I know at the time, how large a part of my life, websites that you helped create, would become .
I thank you, and look forward to even greater success for cake.co