I felt like there were enough good shots from my quick stop in San Diego to use a few as wallpapers. I like to have a different wallpaper on my computer desktop every few weeks, and it certainly has been a few since posting any new ones. So, there’s plenty to choose from!
It’s intriguing to me how good pictures are created, not discovered. A walk through the various parts of San Diego during the middle of the day wouldn’t seem to offer a landscape photographer much to take pictures of. But later in the day, when the lighting is right, and something unique catches my eye, I take it as a challenge to see what I can come up with, even if it doesn’t seem that grand at first glance. It never comes together easily, but over time you learn different things so that good shots don’t have to take a long time. For each of these three shots, I simply applied a few depth perception tools, utilized the creative aspects of the exposure trio, and consciously eliminated distractions to make them look different than the normal snapshot. I am looking forward to sharing more in depth how you too can turn snapshots into “wow” pictures in the CAPTURE Kansas workshop next month. You’d be surprised at how the most boring places can suddenly be transformed into colorful artwork!