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I bet you're all terribly weary of the snail photo. Me too. Let's get that taken care of shall we? This was taken last Saturday in the backyard where I took refuge from the scorching sun. Whatever happened to Spring and her soothing rain? It would appeared that she took cue from the heat and fled elsewhere.


May is quickly wrapping up with June ready to take the baton. Looking back, it's hard to believe that a year will have passed since I'd joined Flickr. A year since I'd picked up the Canon. A year of some 10,000 photos taken. It is fitting to say that since then, I now have a better understanding of what is involved in taking a good picture. And I suspect it will take another year for me to put that knowledge to practice. Up to today, I can shoot using manual exposure. I can confidently toggle between RAW and JPEG mode and know which is best for which situation. I now have an understanding of filters, what a polarizer is, when to use a reversed graduated neutral density filter. I've began metering my scene and is learning how to effectively calculate exposure and white balance. The point is, until recently, I'd simply set the camera in Aperture Priority, change the ISO and shoot away. Hoping for the best. And while this has served me well, I suspect there is a lot more to photography than pressing the shutter release button.

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Taken on May 19, 2012