Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Learning New Skills - The Orange

Orange in Hand (221kb)

Many times we cling to our old ways because they are familiar to us and don’t want to risk the embarrassment if we fail to develop a satisfactory level of proficiency when learning a new skill.

One of the best ways to acquire new skills is through practice. I’ve been working to improve my camera skills and have been practicing a lot. I’ve been taking all kinds of pictures to help improve my camera skills.

I hope you enjoy this photo. This orange was hand picked by yours truly while taking photos in the back yard. And yes, we have orange trees in South Central Texas. Hopefully my camera skills are improving. This new skill should translate into more and better pics for my readers at Stealth Survival.

Good photo or need a little more practice?

Staying above the water line!



Bitmap said...

That's neat. They won't make it up here. We've talked about getting some dwarf citrus trees and keeping them in large pots in the greenhouse. Might be worth a try.

HermitJim said...

That's a nice looking orange, my man! I think the pics are turning out great!

Keep 'em coming!

Ken said...

...coming from me(minimalistic photog skills) they're just fine(might not be sayin' much)...as always tho,keep practicing,they will work out on their own...

Anonymous said...

Wish I had the $$ for a decent camera,I just have a 60 dollar pile of crap,no flash or such..good for distance,but close up suck's.
Bitmap,don't try them in a container.I have several dwarf's that are 12 feet high! If your up too far north,stick to plum or apple,anything native to your area.Here in central AZ,I have a fruit cocktail,half grapefruit,half lemon,a tangerine,a peach, trying an apricot,a sour orange and my garden with eggplant and hot pepper's..Ask RW! Stick to what your area can do,don't try to overdo it.
Dean in AZ

riverwalker said...

To: Bitmap

Thanks. It's great having fresh citrus available. You might check with a nursery in your area about any local or native varieties that might work.


riverwalker said...

To: HermitJim

Mrs.RW ate this one. LOL

They are just about ripe for picking. Right now it's just a few.

I'll ship you a box when they get ripe or we can get together for coffee!


riverwalker said...

To: Ken

Thanks for the vote of confidence!


riverwalker said...

To: Dean in AZ

I had the camera a while (it was a gift) but hadn't really took time to learn how to use it.

Peppers? Did you say peppers? Where? When? LOL


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