Photography was a lot more fun before I knew stuff.
In the beginning, I just set my little Canon Powershot G9 on Program or a preset and snapped away at whatever caught my eye. The occasional lucky shot was enough to keep me happy.
These days, I try so much harder and accomplish so much less. I get frustrated and discouraged by focus that's never sharp enough, exposure that's never quite right, "The Shot" that happens a split second too soon or too late or too far away.
So I decided to put away the DSLR for a while, dust off the G9, and get back in touch with my dumb old snap-happy self.
I took the camera to work, shooting from the car at snow-covered roads, tail lights after dark, trees, whatever. No effort at all, just literally point-and-shoot. Predictably, the results were mostly garbage. But since I was just playing, the results didn't matter; anything good was a nice surprise.
I did like this one of the parking lot at the office, taken through my sleet-covered side window.
I experimented with it in Photoshop, cropping and straightening. In the first one, I tried adjusting the color. The second has an "artistic filter" applied, though I have forgotten which one.(Photoshop is still very much an unexplored territory for me.)
It's been a long time since I've actually enjoyed just taking pictures. I plan to do a lot more of it.
See More Shadowy Goodness at Shadow Shot Sunday 2.