Fading Light, Topsail Island, NC – Light has everything to do with taking a good picture, and reading it is a learned skill. When you see a shot, you not only need to have the ability to breakdown the lighting, but to determine the appropriate settings on the camera.
Its a skill that takes practice, and in this case, it was trial and error. This picture was taken two months after I received my first DSLR, a Canon EOS Rebel T3. It took several tries, switching the aperture and the shutter speeds around, but when I found the right combination — I got this stunning shot.