My New DSLR and Alberta Prairie Landscape Photos

A few weeks ago, I had worked some overtime and decided to treat myself to a DSLR camera. I’ve been wanting one for quite some time, and had been researching them a lot. When I saw a really good sale on the Canon EOS Rebel T4i that came with 3 lenses and a bag, I had to buy it.

I started stopping in random places on my way home from work in the evenings to take pictures. I promised myself that I would only shoot in manual settings so that I could really learn the functions of my camera, and the results I would find from really learning how to use it. Most of the images I captured were really rubbish, but there were a few that had perfect exposure, and I could tell after even a few attempts that I was getting better.

purple flower

sun behind a fence post

I’ve been getting more adventurous when thinking about composition and lighting. I’ve been reading A LOT about techniques and exposures and white balance. And I think I am getting somewhere. I never thought it would be easy, and so I am glad that my time and study is paying off.

impending storm in a canola field
canola close up

I am especially in love with the bright yellow fields in Alberta at this time of year. I can’t get enough of photographing these views. I know it is one of the things that so tells me I am home. I have always thought the colour and the patterns left from the farm equipment were so stunning. Sometimes I think a prairie landscape is the most beautiful scenery in the world. And it’s home.

canola field fenced

One thought on “My New DSLR and Alberta Prairie Landscape Photos

  1. The last photo is my favorite. That sky! The grass! Beautiful :)

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