Day Trip to Santa Fe

This Saturday Ryan and I took a little day jaunt up to Santa Fe, and I took full advantage of the opportunity to get back into practice with my camera! I thought I’d share some of my favorites of the day on the blog here.

Santa Fe blue gate

Santa Fe Ristra

Santa Fe archway

Santa Fe cathedral

New Mexican food

New Mexico sunset

New Mexico sunset

I think my favorite photo of the day was actually of the food, which, if you know me at all, would probably not surprise you very much. I love food, and I love taking pictures of a beautiful arrangement of food! This particular plate was from the San Francisco Street Bar & Grill, near the Santa Fe Plaza, and it was as delicious as it looks. We actually had a peach cobbler with ice cream for dessert that was just as beautiful AND delicious, but I think we just scarfed it down too fast for me to think of whipping out my camera for that one. Oh well!

It was great to get the practice in. I decided to go fully manual when shooting, for extra practice. The only photos I snapped with automatic settings were of the sunset, and that was because we were driving back to Albuquerque and it was one of those moments where the view was so beautiful, I just had to snap it as soon as possible before it disappeared!

It had been so long since I’d really taken the time to shoot fully manually, I’d forgotten how long it can take to set up a good shot! I’m hoping soon, with more similar practice, I’ll get better at this though. If any readers have any camera tips, please feel free to share!

I think that’s all for now! I hope you enjoy the pictures. As always, you can check out more of my photography work on my Flickr stream!

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