Friday, January 16, 2009

Remember the Alamo!

We're out of town this week. I'm enjoying the warmer weather in Texas. Right now NYC has temperatures around 17 degrees. We were happily enjoying 65 degrees in San Antonio.

We went to see the Alamo and the Riverwalk.

The Alamo
There are thousands of photos of the Alamo. So in order to not have the same hum-drum photo that gets taken hundreds of times a day, I changed the perspective, and tilted my camera at an angle.

I haven't altered this photo at all. This is the way it came out of the camera. Not bad for just walking up and snapping the photo.

The same thing happened with the BBQ place we ate at last night. I wanted a photo of the outside because I really liked eating there. The whole experience was really fun. You walk up order and find a table. They give you wax paper to eat on and a whole loaf of bread. We made BBQ sandwich after sandwich. So delicious.


I only had time to snap one photo and this is what I got. Because it was low light I had to walk over to a garbage can and put the camera there to hold it still. I even got a small part of the can in the photo. The can wasn't even so this is what I got, straight out of the camera.

Both of these photos are made slightly better just by changing the perspective and tilting the camera.


Candice said...

I love the bottom picture. The lighting is beautiful.

txmom2jami said...

These are lovely! Of course, I'm probably a bit partial since I live in Texas ... but they are really nice shots. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit here. If you did not go there, the next time you visit San Antonio, you should go to Mi Tierra's. It is a Mexican bakery/restaurant that is open 24 hours a day. There are Christmas lights and bright, shiny tinsel EVERYWHERE, so much so that you almost feel like you are sitting inside a Christmas tree! Quite fun, indeed!