ISO 6400, 300mm, f5.6, 1/500
I took this this morning. I had my 70-300 lens on and while I was out walking the dog, this guy was flitting around in the trees so I tried to get a picture of him. My settings were still set from my kickball shoot and I didn't have time to correct them so my ISO was too high. I didn't really think I'd gotten a decent shot and I was mostly right. It's not a great shot but it was better than I expected when I pulled it up on the computer. I did some cropping, curve adjustment, noise reduction, sharpening and boosted the blues and purples to help him pop a little. Not in my top 100 but probably the best one of the day and a happy accident to boot.
I did not take this picture. Eyal and I met for lunch today to talk about the kickball pics. We met at Cafe Caturra and then after lunch walked over to It's a Grind for a cup of coffee. We got talking about lenses since he is considering getting a new one. He wanted to feel how heavy mine was so He picked it up. Like me, he cannot resist the shutter button so HE is the culprit behind this little gem of a non-picture.
One more for the day. A few weeks ago, Rachael asked me if she could use our Go-Pro to film some of the girls a the gym. I thought it'd be pretty cool so this evening, we all went over to TAG and strapped the camera onto a few of the girls while they did beam, bar and vault. I have to get to those and put them together for her but that's another post. While I was there, a parent saw my camera, came up to me and got me talking about photography. I really should be forced to wear a sign around my neck warning people that beginning a conversation about photography with me could be dangerous. Anyway, She wanted to see why an f2.8 was important so I had to snap a few pictures to demonstrate that I can freeze motion and get decent lighting with the correct combination of ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Sometimes seeing is believing. Here's one I got of one of the TAG girls landing a leap on beam. I did some cropping and curve adjustment but that's about it. The colors here are a far cry from the institutional green walls at Superior, huh?
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