Last weekend, whilst enjoying the sundry delights of the Pentwater Palace, my fearless friends and I trekked along one of the trails at Ludington State Park. I brought my camera (a Nikon D3100) and brought out for the first time my new Nikkor 55-300mm lens. A few highlights are shared, below.
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.