Just for a change of pace I stopped and shot a couple pictures at the local alpaca farm. I have included a few shots here in the blog. The alpaca's were generally in the shade (but not always) with a bright sunny background. This creates some challenges for a photographer. Shooting HDR with moving subjects is not really an option (yet) so I decided to let the backgrounds blow out and use a shallow depth of field when possible (f6.3 for most of these shots - allows for some focus error due to animal movement). But the backgrounds don't totally go white so I had to make some post processing decisions. For the lead image I selected the background and increased the exposure until it went totally white. In the second image I diffused the background and added a vignette.
I have been creating images via film, video and digital technology for most of my life. This blog contains a brief record of what I am learning as I pursue the path of a photographer. Hopefully it will help others on this same path.