Photography: Around the Black Country
The settings on modern cameras are great, just set it on landscape for landscape photos and the camera does the rest. You can get technical and set the aperture, shutter speed and ISO yourself for better photos. The important thing is to point the camera at something interesting and try to keep it still.
On Sunday, I went to a few places taking photos, this one was taken at Forge Mill Farm in Sandwell Valley. It was cloudy, but the sun came out occasionally. Most of the time the camera was deciding on the shutter speed and aperture, but I did increase the ISO from 100 to 200; basically making the sensor twice as sensitive to light.
This shot of pumpkins on the flower cart is very seasonal. Close up shots can make for interesting shots, but I think the sun went in for this one.
It makes all the difference when the sun comes out. I like this angle better too. Patterns in a picture make it more interesting and even shadows sometimes.
I’ve been meaning to photograph this pub for a while. The sun came for this one too.
Narrow-boats on the canal make an interesting picture. The cyclists riding past made the picture a little more interesting too.
I took this photo at the Frying Pan later in the afternoon, but by that time it was cloudy and was about to rain. It’s not a bad picture though.
I edited this one, with PhotoScape for a more artistic image. For some photographers just recording what the place looked like is enough, but most professionals want to create an image that is different.