I woke up early this morning after a fitful night of sleep. I’m guessing the prednisone shot I’d had yesterday was the culprit. But since I was up, I decided to make the most of it. I could see the sunrise out the back window so I grabbed my camera and headed out the door. Because I was still in my pajamas and shoeless, I didn’t want to venture from my driveway. Luckily I spotted this gorgeous scenario where the rising sun was shining through some trees, creating gorgeous light on the ground around. I snapped about 10 photos and got some great shots. I think part of my success with these photos is due to some tricks I learned by reading Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera by Bryan Peterson. Though I already knew a fair amount about exposure, especially for being mostly a self-taught rookie photographer; I learned quite a bit of new things from the book. I highly recommend it.
These are straight-out-of-camera (SOOC) shots. So happy that I captured the sunburst through the trees.
As I was walking back inside, I noticed some small mushrooms in the yard; so I got down on my knees for a close-up. Again, this one was SOOC.