Following on from my last post, I have continued to work at understanding the Nikon Capture NX2 software, and it continues to confuse me. Never fear, I will prevail. It just may take a little time. When I have had enough brainstorming, I then try to put into action that which I have supposedly learnt. This week, I have been looking at my first efforts with landscapes (of one type or other). It is a subject that I am interested in, so I thought I might share these efforts with you, my loyal reader. So here we go:
This was the view from my study window in November last year. I like the contrast in the sky, changing from grey to blue, and the way the farm and windmill are partially hidden by the snow-laden trees. I suspect it is better seen as a larger image. Just click on the image to get the effect. The trees behind the house were still bare when, earlier this year, we had a striking sunset. These displays tend only to last a few minutes, so there was a frantis searching for the camera, and knob twirling etc. Finally, the shot was taken, and then submitted to trial by me and Capture NX2. Actually, I quite like it:
I really quite like the warmth of the sunset colours in the depth of our winter. A pity the snow had gone in one way, although I rather feel that snow lying could have made exposure quite difficult to judge. Having done the 2 rather wintry pictures, I needed to cheer myself up, so decided to search out a picture of my favourite Caribbean island, St Kitts. I took this photograph a year ago as we approached the island on our cruise ship, and it really did turn out better than I thought:
As always, please enjoy my pictures; as usual, I would welcome any constructive comments, good or bad.