There's no rhyme or reason to the ones I've chosen. They're just some that I like. They are all scenes from Minnesota, however.
A couple of notes:
I'm really sick and tired of hearing, "Your camera takes really good pictures."
No, my camera doesn't take any better pictures than any other camera.
I take good pictures. Because I work at it.
Ever look at someone's vacation photos? Where the subject is so far off in the distance that it could be anyone? It could be a clam. It could be a person. Hard to tell.
What the hell is wrong with people? Zoom in! Or bring your camera up closer to the person! It seems really rudimentary to me.
A couple of other notes:
Frame your shot correctly. Think about how your picture will look.
Everyone can take a picture of a national monument. Try, if you will, to find another angle. PLEASE!
It's not against the law to kneel down while taking a picture, or to move off to the side, or to experiment with natural light and shadows.
Try to remove ugly stuff from the frame before you snap away. If you take a picture of beautiful scenery, and there's a telephone pole in your picture, the thing people will notice is the telephone pole. It's human nature.
Take more than one shot of the same scene - from different angles and heights. Film is relatively cheap - or, if you're using digital, well, batteries are relatively cheap, too. When I shoot a roll of film, my motto is, if I get one good picture out of the whole roll, then it's a success!
Saying, "Your camera takes really good pictures" is like saying, "Your word processor writes really good lyrics."
Photography is much like songwriting. You have to look at things from a different perspective.
So, herewith, are some of my preferred photos. I guess I could have zoomed out about 500 yards when I took these, but I don't think they would have had the same effect.
Luckily, I have a good CAMERA.
MOSSY FOX FOREST