Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Week 13, Day 90, July 29, 2009 "Shelter from the Rain"

We had some more rain this afternoon, and on the way home I noticed the horses under the trees. I don't know very much about horses, but they appears to be seeking shelter from the rain.

I like the composition of this photo, but I don't like the lighting. I didn't have enough time to use a tripod, and filter. I hope to return some day, and I'll see if I can get the horses to pose again for me. :-)

Lessons learned:
  • Most of my quick shots do not result in the quality of photo that I would like. Photography takes time to do it right. I don't always have the time.
  • I want to say thank you to some suggestions from RuneE from Norway. I'm starting to learn about optimal aperture settings, and that I need to learn more about them. He has some great photos on his site. Please take a look.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/125 sec, Aperture f/5.6, ISO 100, Focal Length 200 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 323 mm, Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, hand held.


RuneE said...

I think that almost white horse among the brown ones was a very nice central motif. Personally I would have cropped the picture so that it was further to the left, but I'm sure many will disagree. One thing, since you post your settings: 1/125 is to slow a shutter speed with a 135mm equivalent focal length if you do not have any form of support or an IS-lens. A rule of thumb says that you should use at least the "same" speed as the focal length, which in this case would have meant at least 1/325, or preferably faster. To achieve that you must up the ISO.

PS Thank you for the nice mention and the comment! I have answered your comments on my blog.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Yes, the lighting is kinda exciting summer stormish isn't it?