Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Today’s picture is an ooooold one. From back in the 3.2 megapixel point and shoot days. Occasionally I like to toss these in there, and I always kick myself for not having the awesome equipment that I have now back then, and not being as good at taking pictures. Which is a totally reasonable thing to do. I mean, I was such an a-hole, wasting the opportunity to be in certain places and not coming prepared with fully developed skills. Man, I’d kick my former self’s ass if I had the chance.
You’re looking at the Grand Tetons, in northwestern Wyoming. I had a very small amount of time to spend in the park (one late afternoon, and one early morning), so I obviously didn’t get to see anywhere near all of the stuff I would have wanted to. This was taken near the town of Moose, along this little road that goes through the forest from Teton Village to Moose. I think. I’m not actually sure, the details are very fuzzy. As I mentioned, this was taken with a 3.2 megapixel p&s. And by p&s, I do not mean “piece of smooth-ass-camera-equipment”, I mean point and shoot. I always say it, and I’ll say it again – just having a pocket sized point and shoot is no excuse, you can still get some great pictures. Sure, having an SLR lets you do a lot of stuff you wouldn’t be able to otherwise, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck if you don’t have one. If you have an interest in bettering your photographic skills, you can absolutely work on honing your compositional instincts even with a crappy camera. Don’t let that hold you back.
Notes: Canon PowerShot S230 (Point and shoot). 1/400s, f/9.0.