Sunday, July 31, 2011

Five Years and Still Going

Family Farm in HDR

It's hard to believe that it has been five years and 1206 posts since Country Captures began.  At the time I was rediscovering photography with a Canon S2 point & shoot and editing in Photoshop Elements.

With the point & shoot I was limited to shooting landscapes, people, and wild subjects that could be approached very closely.  Within a couple of years I grew dissatisfied with the limitations of the p&s  and took the plunge into the realm of the DSLR with the acquisition of a Canon 30D and never looked back.  This camera along with the Canon 100-400 lens opened the door to shooting wildlife which then became my major focus.  The 30D served me well and after over 200,000 shutter cycles I upgraded to the 60D I am currently shooting along with upgrading my editing software to Photoshop CS5.

Shooting and sharing my images here at Country Captures has been a rewarding experience and I thank each and every one of you for following along with my adventure in digital photography.

8 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Happy Number Five!

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Thank you for sharing your nature images for five years. It's fun to see you are a Canon fan as am I. We look forward to many more years of your images.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Congratulations.I hope you will continue to share your images on the blog.I have a hard time believing that you started with a Canons2,same camera I had before the DSLR.I also started with PSE and now use CS5.Ih the changes we make,and with it all the learning.

Elaine said...

Congrats on your five years. You have certainly progressed a long ways in five years. I admire your patience on your photo shoots, and that patience has given you the opportunity to take some exquisite photos. I like what you've been doing with the HDR photos, and the Family Farm is lovely!

I started with a P&S too and have moved up to a Canon Rebel XT. I don't think I will upgrade to a bigger camera because of arthritis issues, but I would like to get a newer Rebel. The 70-300 lens that I have is what really changed my approach to photography though. I just got a new desktop computer to replace the old snail and I am working on upgrading my procedures. That should keep me busy for a while.

Montanagirl said...

This is simply a breathtaking photo. The colors are smashing! Don't you just love the digital age? I sure do!

*Honest Abe said...

Interesting journey; not unlike my own. I went from a Canon Elph to the first Canon Rebel and have gone through all the rebel models up to the 60D that I have now. I won't go for any new Rebels. I am stuck on the Fuji Finepix X100 and hope I can afford it one day before the string runs out.

Padre said...

I just recently discovered your blog, thanks for all the awesome photos!

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Great image of Carl's farm.