23 | May
"'Come, dear...'"
General: 7:05 PM on 5/18/05 | Canon 300D
Technical: 1/2000sec | f/5.6 | 90mm (144mm) | ISO-400
Exposure Mode: Av (Aperture Priority)
Exposure Bias: +0
Flash: No

I went shooting again today, but this time it was a bit hotter. We've been having a spring heat wave, and for us that means 110+ (F). Just wait 'til summer. I'm not sure if I like any of the pictures, but I might post one or two to get your raction.

Definitly color for this shot, eh? haha. I should have used a smaller aperture, but I had it set lower as I wasn't anticipating shooting into the sun. The water wouldn't be as blurred either, though I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. This lack of aperture becomes even more evident in this shot. As you can see, the focus point is actually on the water, slihgtly behind the ducks.

At first glance, this second photo (which was actually shot prior to the posted photo) looks passable, and the ducks are in better form, but I chose to post the first for the better water as well as the focusing problem of the first. Plus, I actually thought of a name for the first photo...lol.

Note: I changed the border on the first theme slightly so a quick css update (refresh) will take care of that.

categories: nature sunrise/sunset

Thoughts of: Matt
May 23rd, 2005 at 3:30 AM

Amazing shot. I like how you captured a small reflection of the sun in the corner.

Thoughts of: Chantal
May 23rd, 2005 at 3:40 AM

Great light, great how you just see the siloutte of the ducks.....

Thoughts of: mikhail
May 23rd, 2005 at 5:49 AM

nice warm feeling!nice photo

Thoughts of: Nik
May 23rd, 2005 at 9:46 AM

Very beautiful, the water almost has a sparlke affect :)

Thoughts of: Betsy
May 23rd, 2005 at 11:18 AM

Unspeakably beautiful. I know you're not 100% pleased with the technical aspects, but to my untrained eye, it is perfect.

Thoughts of: Michael Czeiszperger
May 23rd, 2005 at 12:19 PM

Beautiful composition and use of light. Well done!

Thoughts of: Katherine
May 23rd, 2005 at 1:12 PM

I agree, great capture of the light and the smoothness of the water despite it's gentle ripples. (I said RIPPLES not... oh never mind...)

Thoughts of: Mark
May 23rd, 2005 at 2:11 PM

I like the pose of the ducks better in the other one, but I like the focus and composition better in this one.

You still having to use your tele lens in MF mode?

Thoughts of: paul
May 23rd, 2005 at 7:45 PM

wonderful feel to the water, its almost like liquid metal......and the light, man that light, just gotta love it.

Thoughts of: genedavinci
May 23rd, 2005 at 11:01 PM

well said. this is one gorgeous photo. well done :)

Thoughts of: yungyaw
May 24th, 2005 at 1:38 AM

I like the second photo's composition. Overall, colours of both shots are very nice.

Thoughts of: btezra
May 24th, 2005 at 6:45 AM

~another fine silhouette, and the sun's light off the water makes the shot IMO...a bit hot from the top right, but overall a good snap!~

Thoughts of: Ed Little, Jr.
May 24th, 2005 at 8:55 AM

I agree with everyone, I like this one. You're right on the aperture, but still a very good capture.

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