I awoke at 3:30 a.m. and drove to Annapolis, Maryland to meet Elliot Stern, who owns and operates the Blue Ridge Photography Workshops.
We had a wonderful morning of shooting on a crisp, April Saturday with eight students who chose just one focal length lens to use on their cameras. For many, it was a challenge to be without a zoom lens, but the assignment offered photographers an opportunity to use their feet to zoom and provided them with the chance to really study their compositions instead of relying on the lens to do most of the work.
I loved this challenge. I grew up with only a 50 mm lens on my first film camera, and that’s the lens I chose for today. There were moments when I wished for more reach to capture that image I saw at a distance, but more often than not I was able to recompose the shot to capture something I’d not noticed until I was forced to think in a different way.
I downloaded my photos tonight but am too tired to really edit them. So, I chose a sunrise photo for today’s blog, and I hope to have enough keepers to post a small gallery tomorrow. It was a great day not only to photography a lovely city, but also to spend time with other people who share a passion for photography.
Very Beauriful, Annapolis is a great place
Thanks so much! I hadn’t been there in years and I’ll definitely return. You are right; it’s a great place to spend time!
Now wait a minute….! You can’t come to my town and not tell me ! I didn’t have anything to do today, I totally would have gone with you. I could have even provided closer accommodations for you. Keep me in mind for next time.
Ohhh! So bummed not to meet you! I knew you lived in Maryland but didn’t put it together. I want to return and shoot a sunset. Would love to have your expertise to show me your favorite places!
Come anytime ! Have a rental house you can stay at.
Thanks so much! Will keep your offer in mind; it would be nice not to have to drive through D.C. at 5 a.m. to get there!
Absolutely ! I’m only 15-20 minutes to Annapolis. 🙂
Your day sounds great, except the up at 3:30 am part. On my own schedule, I would typically be going to bed about then! Looking forward to the rest of your photos.
I’m NOT a morning person so it has to be a really good reason for me to get up that early. Will make up for it tomorrow 😉
The sunrise picture is worth the 3:30 wake-up. Look forward to seeing your gallery of the shoot.
Thanks David! I do have a hard time getting up but once out with the camera I’m happy I did it!
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Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
You are welcome! Thank you for spending time on mine today. I look forward to returning again soon!