Today I went for a forest walk…. in the afternoon so a darker light than normal… and heading towards dusk…. I love the dimpled effect I managed to capture in the water below, the intensity of the sky’s reflection. I would loved to have tried this shot today with a longer shutter speed – but I did not bring my tripod… Today’s lens of choice was my old favorite – my sigma DC 18/250mm lens.
This second picture is the view behind me in the first … it is actually the first picture I took – the light and the reflections are not as strong, which is a great reminder to move your feet and to look behind you and sometimes there is where the better picture can be found. This photo in my opinion does not have such a great focal point, the difference between the foreground and background is not so obvious and therefore it just does not have as a strong a composition.
Finally a little bit of fun – this is my hubby playing around on a rope swing under the trees in low light, to I knew I would need to increase the shutter speed to capture the shot, so I changed to shutter priority (Tv) on my camera, choose a shutter speed of 1/200th second, and to get the widest aperture possible I had to increase the ISO to 1600 – I took four shots… this one was my favorite, I should have increased the shutter speed more though as it is not quite sharp enough …. I have edited it to remove the rope … as to me it looks like he is walking on the tree by magic, and weird … just wish his hands were in a different position too….