A big reason that I chose to learn more about photography was so that I could take better pictures when I traveled or went on vacation. Last week, hubby and I spent a few days in Yosemite. I had never been there before, and it was just amazing – every view was a postcard.
The thing about travel photography, though, is that in the type of popular tourist spots that I tend to visit, there are plenty of locals who are entirely adept at making beautiful photographs of their own home turf.
So on this trip, I spent some time trying to be a little creative. I played a little with some forced perspective:
… and took advantage of some signage at the Mariposa Redwood Groves.
Hubby returned home with my DSLR while I stayed to work in the Bay area for a few days. I had a few short hours in San Francisco, and spent it down near Fisherman’s Wharf.
Since the zoom on my little S100 wasn’t up to the task of capturing any detail of Alcatraz, I focused on the foreground instead.
I’m back home and missing the California sunshine, but spring is oh-so-close!