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3 Commentsby   |  10.24.11  |  Photography Gruene, Fall 2011

When I arrived in Gruene, I had used my camera three times for a total of about twenty pictures and had two fifteen minute introductions to my SLR. I spent Friday taking pictures, without knowing much about exposure or aperture. Then we had a few workshops on Saturday and, if you could see my pictures in time order, you would know that I got better.

On Sunday I have excellent pictures which did not need to be lightened, defined, cropped, or highlighted. Two solid days and some instruction–and over 1000 pictures later–I had learned how to take pictures of what I wanted to be good at: landscapes.

These are my 10 favorite pictures. I had no trouble narrowing to 42, but going to 10 was much harder! (So, yeah, you got all ten, not just four.)

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  1. Suanna Davis on 5 photos- Jack M
    12:07 am, 10.25.11

    I really like the composition of the Coca Cola, elephant plant, rusted metal picture. That is a fun image.

    I also like the washed out sepia of the neighborhood forest and outhouse. I am fairly sure that would be a useful addition to a poem at some point, if you would permit.

  2. Suanna Davis on 4 more- Jack M
    12:05 am, 10.25.11

    I love the composition of the table and the chair! Would you mind if I use the picture on the various blogs I write (school/class, school/professional, professional, personal)? I promise to put your name on it.

    I also like the double rounded bottoms of the light bulb and the water tower. That is a confluence I am not sure I would have noticed.

    And, having spent quite a while in the street to get some good light painting shots, I am very impressed by the multiplicity of lights in the last photo.

  3. Suanna Davis on Suanna Davis pictures
    12:03 am, 10.25.11

    The windmill was my favorite image of the early pictures. I write Texas poetry and have written quite a bit about windmills. I needed a new windmill picture for a Central Texas poem and so, when I saw the windmill at Gruene Mansion Inn, I really worked at getting something good.

    Last year’s Digital Academy brought me several pictures with which Bob Delony and I collaborated on a poem that was published on NCTE’s website for poetry month.

    Ron had a great time and I know that, great teacher that he is, he enjoyed sharing his knowledge. I will definitely pass along the thanks.