Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Pacific Drift


This is one of those images that I like better when I see the thumbnail. When I view the large version of it, I become less interested. I don't know why that is.

I took this picture beside the ferry terminal the other day. I had a difficult time finding the correct exposure, as it was the middle of a very sunny day. It was a fun exercise in depth of field and perspective. It didn't turn out the way I had hoped, but I will probably try it again in the evening some time, when I can get a more even exposure.

Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 11mm, f/8.0, 1/80 sec, ISO 50

7 Comments:

Anonymous pixibition said...

i like perspective and texture from the rocks...the sunlight is beautiful also:-))

12:17 PM, July 19, 2006  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Midday sun does make it tough and it is much more interesting with the morning of afternoon shadows. But we cannot always have the luxury of being able to shoot when we would like to.

This is decent, it's not as interesting as some, but it is still pleasing to look at.

3:31 PM, July 19, 2006  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Hmmm...I quite like it. It reminds me of a dam I visit in the middle of the bush. A very peaceful calming place.

7:34 PM, July 19, 2006  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Yeh, I know what you mean. The thumbnail always seems to be richer in detail and color. Frustrating, isn't it. Thanks for putting this up to help make a good point.

11:19 PM, July 19, 2006  
Blogger micki said...

It's really difficult to not shoot a great subject during the mid-day hours, and make yourself wait until the lighting in more complimentary. I'm trying so hard to do that. Even with a polarizing filter on, you still can't get a good exposure.

That water is the most incredible blue!! Just lovely!

2:59 AM, July 20, 2006  
Blogger Azhar said...

I can see your blog again :)
Nice, but I prefer most of your other shots, liek flowers, to me theres no point of focus, and Im a simple guy :-P too much stuff.Not a bad photo at all, just that it's not up to the standard here.
GREAT GREAT SHOT!!

4:26 AM, July 20, 2006  
Anonymous Paul said...

Hmmm, I think that you don't like it because it is very flat with too many deep shadows. I'll bet that this shot would be quite different if it were taken in the evening with a nice warm glow on the rocks and the driftwood.

I do, however, think that you picked the right focal length, 11mm, and that if you got even closer to the driftwood in the front (2-3 inches away), that this would be a totally different shot.

I'm looking forward to seeing version 2.0. :-)

11:34 AM, July 24, 2006  

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