First Shot


When I got my hands on the first DSLR that I could say was “mine to use”, you know; not borrowed for a short time, I decided that I wanted the first exposure (or the first frame) to count, to mean something, or at the very least, to be a special photo 🙂

I had just gotten my hands on the Canon Digital Rebel T1i (500D), and I had not too recently been viewing some photos by Dwayne Hackett, and there was one that had inspired me, it was of St. George’s Cathedral, and I decided that I wanted that to be my first shot.  As it turned out, even though I tried to time it right, a vehicle sped into the frame just as I clicked, so the second actuation was my photo instead.

I have now gotten my hands on an upgrade, so I thought I’d do the same thing, try for a special photograph.  Week after week I pass the St Philips’ Green and think about how I would photograph the Church there (under renovation), but I am usually afraid to stop because of the type of desolate area it is.  They had just finished clearing the area close to the road and the Church was quite visible from the road across the cleared land, and the branches from the trees helped to frame it nicely, so that was to be my first actuation on the Canon 60D.

St. Philips' Church
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8 thoughts on “First Shot

  1. I think all the “meaningful” first shots I’ve ever gotten are of the pens in the little pen holder on my desk 🙂 I just don’t think I could wait. Excellent that you did though.

    1. Thanks, in general directions, yes 🙂
      It’s actually more in the centre of the block surrounded by D’Urban St, Smythe Street, Princess Street and High Street. Apparently this entire area seen here is called St. Philips’ Green.

  2. I guess in others ways, its the first glimpse many of us has had of the church in years. The shot is really well balanced. Everything is in its place.

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