One Click At A Time
So Mr Mostly Prince Charming and I rode the bikes up to the Blue Ridge Parkway today. Some friends went with us and I was able to have fun with my camera! Mabry Mill is a beautiful location for taking lots of pictures! We were expecting and hoping for more vibrant fall colors, but I think with all the rain the past couple of weeks, the colors were a bit muted. It was a cool crisp fall day, however. Sunny and clear. Perfect for riding.
It was a busy day at the mill, and getting shots without other visitors in them took a lot of patience! Some may show up hidden behind bushes and trees! My advice for shooting in crowded areas:
1. Be patient, don't get in a hurry. Realize those folks are enjoying their day as well. Many folks are nice and try to stay out of the way when they see a camera. But others, are focused on what they are doing and don't notice you and your camera. It's okay.
2. Ajdust your timing. Go early to avoid crowds or go late when people are leaving. Those are often better lighting situations anyway for morning light and evening light.
3. Posistion yourself. Take time to walk around and scope out what the best shootting positions. When you are in a busy, highly photographed spot like Mabry Mill, try shooting somewhere different. Look for opportunities to position yourself where crowds are to the side and can be cropped out!
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