Hubby asked me if I used several images to create this one picture. My answer was no. I couldn’t even if I knew how to, which I don’t. (smile) I was told the composition was exceptional, and to be truthful I was in awe as well. Just this one picture I could look and look at, and still not see it all.
I have waited since May of this year to find a Green Heron. Finally I found one and my timing was perfect. This guy was fishing for minnows. The entire time I was shooting him, he allowed me the privilege to see how the pros fish. Many more pictures were shot and probably future ones as well. I’ll have a storehouse of Green Heron pictures to show you.
Ah, a Great Blue Heron. The background and all around him were just too busy for my liking so I fooled around in PS with the goal of taming the background and the all around in order for Mr. Blue to pop. Don’t ask me what I did. I just played with this that and the other, tried this function, diddled with that option, and when finished, I sat back and said, “Oh yeah! Gotcha!
The other day I found myself in the wrong after being adamant I was right. On top of that, I submitted a bad survey. You see, my LCD screen on my less then 4-month old camera was sporadically acting up, turning off when it should not have. I called Canon. The tech asked me questions and directed me how to return my camera so it could be looked at. His directions left me very overwhelmed so I decided to write down all my settings [a lot!] and reset my camera to factory settings. I then reinserted all my settings and put my camera through a vigorous workout.
I thought I fixed the problem. That is when I wrote the bad survey.
Two days later I was out in the field shooting. My LCD again turned off when it should not have. NO! I didn’t fix it! The thought of sending my camera in made my stomach drop. I was so bummed out.
Well, when I returned home I was showing hubby one of my pictures on my LCD screen when off it went again. I carefully assessed everything right then and there and to my dismay, my finger was on the shutter button. It is so sensitive that just the slightest touch will turn the LCD screen off. In that moment I realized how wrong I was with the tech from Canon. He had asked me, “Do you have your finger on the shutter button when you turn your LCD screen on?” I had answered no. [in a voice that stated, “Of course not! Whatcha think? I’m a newbie at this?”] Oh yes, I ended with mud on my face!
For reasons I don’t understand, my hand grip has changed and now my finger is touching the shutter button.
As soon as I knew I had erred, I called Canon’s customer services to explain that the survey I filled out was incorrect because the tech who helped me did not deserve the bad review. I would not have been able to sleep that night knowing I wrote an erroneous review.
When you are wrong, step up to the plate, own it, admit it and make amends. You won’t believe how good you feel about you. Welcome to adulthood!
Photography/ “Own It!”/ Aug. 2019©AmyRose