Last weekend I decided instead of just going out to take photographs, I was going to start using my weekdays to "train". So this week I have been working a lot more on my composition with the intention of practicing the concepts when I am out shooting. Yesterday was supposed to be very structured. I made a promise to myself I would not shoot any people and really work on my lesson for the day, which was lines.
I had only walked to the river (which isn't very far) and decided to look around and try and find some different natural lines to work on composing some photos. I saw a swan grooming itself right at the river's edge and thought I would check it out.
Lately I haven't had any interest in photographing birds but I figured I could rest on the rocks, watch the swan, and enjoy the beautiful day. There were a couple ducks around so I set my camera to 1/800s just in case.
After a few minutes, the swan noticed me and started honking. This is what transpired next:
|The swan finished with giving me a beautiful pose, with some gorgeous curved lines just so I was still doing my lesson :)|
After the little show, the swan went back to grooming and I went back to my "lesson". I composed this final shot using my lesson for the day and the swan as my main subject before moving on in my walk to find some more lines.