“And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin

Such a poignant quote and quite pertinent for me right now.

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” William Butler Yeats

This quote was certainly true for me today. I spent the day reviewing some online photography lessons on both how to use my camera (what a concept!) and photography techniques, and then went outside to test some of what I had learned. It’s amazing how energized you can become when you have a little knowledge under your belt and start to understand things clearer.

I was playing around with the Aperture Mode and Exposure settings. I didn’t get around to the Shutter Mode as much as I would have liked so I could understand how to use the two settings. I still have a long way to go because my thick skull doesn’t seem to saturate everything as well as I’d like but it’s a start. 🙂

I don’t have anything too exciting to show you ~ it was only my backyard after all ~ but here are some images I took today.

Hope you all have a fantastic start to your week!