Week 6: FEAR

It is time for the Wednesday shot. The shot I submit to Shutterboo’s Wednesday Photo Challenge. I’ve been looking forward to Wednesdays this year. Well, I guess it isn’t Wednesday per se, just what it means. It means a new theme for the week, another chance to take my little cam out and shoot things. And since I’ve been taking photography classes, I’ve been working on using the manual settings on my camera. And that’s really exciting. It is also terrifying. Which brings me to this week’s theme: FEAR.

One of the reasons I didn’t try harder with manual settings was fear. Fear of missing the shot, of ending up with a blurry shot. Fear of not having a second chance. Fear of failure. I still feel it; every time I press the shutter button. Every time I look at the shot on my camera’s 2-inch display. Every time I hook the camera to my desktop. Every time I wait for the shots to upload.

On our trip to Fredericksburg (post to come), I told myself I wouldn’t shoot in anything other than manual, and so I did. Not all shots were winners, but I didn’t do too badly. FYI–These shots have not been enhanced to protect the integrity of my progress (except for cropping, in some cases).

Here are a few of the shots…, but, you know the drill.

For the winning shot, you gotta go to the photo challenge page here or you can go to the Flickr photostream with the rest of the participants here. Also, you should totally check out Brooke’s blog, Shutterboo and sign up for the challenge. It’s a lot of fun!

Come back next week, I wonder what the theme will be…

Click, click, clickingly yours,


8 thoughts on “Week 6: FEAR

  1. Loved this post and the way you describe the fear to use the manual settings – so true! I’ve made it my mission to get off of the auto settings on my camera, and it has gotten easier the more I do it (the frequency of this photo challenge helps). Great job on shooting on manual mode, your pictures turned out great!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Kelly, and for the encouragement. I’m still trying to figure out how things end up happening a certain way, but I’m enjoying the manual journey.

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