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Chip Ross Morning

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 3 February 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Taken from the top of Chip Ross Park.
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(Today is our wedding anniversary. Not many things trump being in a marriage with your soulmate!)
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The following was taken from an article on ways that photographers sabotage themselves. One of the ways in which I am trying create more simplicity in my life is by minimizing the time I spend on learning.

Overdosing on Learning

There are so many resources for learning new lighting and Photoshop techniques. Whether it’s learning online or attending live photo training seminars, there are amazing way to improve your skills as a photographer. The problem arises when too much time is spent learning, but little time spent actually putting all that knowledge to practice. Whether the knowledge is gained from free YouTube videos or from an costly photo workshop, there is no return on investment unless a photographer takes those new skills and begins developing a new body of work.

There is no better way to learn than by doing. So, after acquiring that knowledge, the priority needs to to apply those new skills. Whether it’s a paid job or a personal project, a photographer has to schedule time to make these shoots happen, preferably soon after the workshop experience. Those notes you’ve scribbled down from a workshop aren’t going to make much sense 3 months later when you finally get around to making images.

Nikon D700 F/7.1 ISO 800 32 mm (35mm equiv.)

Javier from Castro-Urdiales, Spain

Great views!

3 Feb 2014 6:49am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellente compo

3 Feb 2014 7:19am

jean pierre from paris, France

encore un très joli paysage!! amitiés

3 Feb 2014 7:36am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

True story, it's so easy to get wrapped up in theory. Is that lichen on the tree?

3 Feb 2014 8:23am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

well captured

3 Feb 2014 8:41am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbes ces arbres, magnifique graphisme.

3 Feb 2014 9:37am

Martine Libouton from Genappe, Belgium

Très belle photo!

3 Feb 2014 10:27am

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful; view !! Lovely image ;)

3 Feb 2014 12:44pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Very nice view

3 Feb 2014 1:14pm

Céline Ruffino from New York, United States

Nice shot!

3 Feb 2014 3:09pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Happy anniversary to Ellie and yourself Jack! Best wishes for many more years of happiness! ;-)

3 Feb 2014 3:58pm

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Happy birthday to you and Ellie Jack. We wishe you many years of joy and happiness.

3 Feb 2014 4:25pm

Mathilde Collot from Udine, Italy

I like very much this composition V. Beautiful depth for this beautiful image! Happy birthday to you and Ellie.

3 Feb 2014 4:46pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Wonderful colored and composed view !
Congratulations to you both :)

3 Feb 2014 6:14pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Happy Anniversary!!!! Lovely point of view

3 Feb 2014 6:20pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Happy anniversary and beautiful image.

3 Feb 2014 6:38pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

I enjoyed reading your text and look at this magnificent image.

3 Feb 2014 7:13pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautifully composed shot with great DoF and textures!

3 Feb 2014 7:22pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome! I love it dear friend! Muchos besos y abrazos, Adela

3 Feb 2014 8:35pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Happy Wedding Anniversary! May your marriage be blessed with love, joy and companionship for all the years of your lives.

3 Feb 2014 10:23pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations!

4 Feb 2014 4:35am

Don from Spokane, United States

I like the nearby trees with the distant view. A very appealing image.

4 Feb 2014 4:22pm