Yesterday I took a short hike along the Kent Trails near Millennium Park. Brought along my camera and snapped about 130 or so exposures. Of those, only about two dozen were even salvageable using the basic editing tools in Adobe Lightroom. But in my defense, I set the D3100 to manual mode and set the aperture and shutter-speed settings independently for every photo, as a way of honing my photographic technique. As such the goal wasn’t really on framing a creative shot but in experimenting (mostly) with depth-of-field manipulation.
Takeaway lesson: The theory is easy. The execution, not so much.
I’ve created a Tumblr where I’ll upload this stuff. The link is: http://mildpicsofreason.tumblr.com — enjoy.