ISO 100, 50mm, f1.8, 1/125
Today I took Floyd for a 1 mile walk. As is typical for a summer day in NC, there was potential for rain but I didn't really think it would. As always, I brought my camera with me. I went out a 1/2 mi and turn around to walk back through the park. I got about 1/2 way back (smack dab in the middle of the field) and it starts raining. My camera is weather resistant but I had my 50mm lens on it and that is NOT. To protect it I shoved it under my shirt and started walking faster. I got to the retaining wall and the skies opened up! Fortunately, there was a tree overhanging the greenway right there that protected me some. I hudled over my camera against the wall under a tree. I was DRENCHED and poor Floyd was terribly confused but I was not going to risk it so I stood there in the pouring rain for about 10 minutes. In that time, at least 2 people went past me. I'm certain they thought I was completely insane but that's not the worst that's been thought of me!
Before the rain started, I saw this big leaf and snapped one pic of it. It's nothing spectacular but it's better than the only other picture I took today.
ISO 100, 300mm, f5.6, 1/40
I noticed this goldfinch on the dried up cone flowers getting a snack and tried to get a shot of him. Unfortunately, I only got one shot off before he noticed me and flew away and this is not quite in sharp enough focus.
The one thing I was pleased about in both pics is that I only took one picture in each situation and the exposure was correct in both of them. I may actually be making progress.
I'm a mother of 2 girls living in NC. I've dabbled in photography on and off but really this is just for fun