Photography Study: Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
I think I’m starting a new series! I am so in love with photography it’s not even funny. After attending my photography class a few weeks ago I am taking so many more photos, and even loving my mistakes, because now I understand what I’m doing wrong. So every once in a while I’m just going to post photos I’ve taken. Sometimes, like today, they’ll be grouped and themed, while others will just be a photo dump, of sorts. This series is going to be for personal reasons just as much as a blogging thing. I want to keep track of my progress, and this will be an easy, visual way for me to see how, when and where I improve. Huzzah!
These photos were all taken in the same place. I went up with my family to check out the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum as a potential location for a festival in the early fall. I had never even heard of this place, but I was instantly happy that I brought my camera because it was rich with fun things to take pictures of, and it was a beautiful day.
This place is unlike any other place I’ve been in San Diego. It’s not really even in San Diego- it’s in Vista, which is way north county. It felt very rural when we got there, and it was a bit like stepping back in time. We even spoke to a man who worked there who was literally bleeding from an engine repair injury while he spoke to us. No big thing- just bleeding.
I was also disappointed- my grandpa was a steam engine connoisseur and would have loved this place. He visited me several times before he left us in 2004, and I wish I had known about this lovely, quirky place to bring him.
I also learned a valuable lesson: check your settings! I forgot that the evening before I had been at Le Diner à San Diego, and my friend, Brent, had used my camera for a few shots. When I started taking photos at the museum I was wondering why they didn’t look the way I thought they would. Then I realized that Brent had put my lens in manual focus, and I also hadn’t adjusted my ISO for daylight. Whoops! Once I did that, I was off and running. Lesson learned!
Check me out- I’m doin’ good, right? 🙂