After another mini-adventure today, this photo was taken about 40-yards from my front door. I had decided to go out in the local woodland again and see if I could spot the local deer having thought of away to get around my camera shake issue (Tv Mode – aka Shutter Priority Mode!). But after 45 fruitless minutes of scrambling through trees and boggy water, soaking my trainers in the process and finding nothing except a single robin (who was too far away to fill the frame even at full zoom, so unfortunately his photo was discarded today) I came home to find a rather impressive sky in the fading light.
By resting my telefocal lens on nearby fencing, I was able to reduce the shutter speed down to 1/15 sec but keep the focal length at 75mm which allowed me to keep the contrast between the clouds and the horizon without any camera shake. Nothing more the usual tweaks in Photoshop (exposure, levels and saturation) which made it rather straight forwards today. Certainly not the best photo I’ve taken, and I’m sure there will be better skies for me to capture moving forwards, but it was more fun to shoot than another still-life shot!
I’m hoping to order my own tripod over the next few days, as I have had to return the one I was borrowing, so I should be able to get some better/different shots with that hopefully!
Short and sweet again today, so thanks for reading!