Today I thought I would start a new Feature of my blog simply titled “Why Did I Shoot That?” I currently have a Tumbler blog for this purpose but I have decided to delete that account and move it over here to my photo blog. I am going to simply title these with the date I made the image as they are not quite up to par for a title. Many times when I get one or two great images there are a hundred more that just did not work or I had made a mistake somehow when I shot the image. I find myself looking back at these images and most of the time I get a good laugh out of them but it’s also useful for review purposes and learning where my mistakes were and figuring out how to correct them.
Oh where do I begin with the above image? Here we have a nice view from a local park looking out onto Lake Champlain and the skyline of Burlington. The formation of rocks here are only visible when the water levels are low so I took a chance on this composition. I wanted a long exposure here but shooting one in bright, harsh sunlight in the middle of the day probably was not a very good idea. (Notice sunspot in upper left corner.) The composition could use some fine tuning as far as camera position and there is little in the way of clouds. The clouds in the image are wimpy and I couldn’t get a long enough shutter speed to convey any motion because of the sun.
I hope you all enjoy this new feature….Let me know what you think!
Image Data: ISO 100. 17mm. F11 @ 50 seconds. Lee Big Stopper and a Cokin Z pro 2 stop neutral density filter.