Walking and Walking / by Derek Neuland

I like to walk a lot, which lends well to my love for photography. Most people walking wouldn't notice things on the ground like this sign. Warning sign

Or maybe they would notice it but wouldn't think much of it. Maybe they would take one look at it and dismiss it as garbage. But they might not notice how the bright sign contrasts so beautifully with the dirt and rocks beneath it. That's what I see. That is the shots I love to search for and find.

I also love when test shots that I dismissed in the back of the camera turn out to be some of my favorites once i'm processing them (I shoot all my photos in RAW), like this one:

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I wanted to see how my camera would work in a low light situation so I shot this barbed wire near power lines to test it out. I figured it was just going to be a garbage shot but once I opened it up in Lightroom I loved how the silhouette of the pole and barbed wire contrasted with the blue evening sky. I don't like shooting with a flash so this makes me rethink my ability to shoot photos at dusk.