A fast moving front, this one enveloped the area in about ten minutes, blasting its way to the ocean with winds clocked here on the farm at 50-55 miles an hour. I had trouble standing to take the shot. The temperature in advance of the front was in the low 60’s and by the time is was through, it had plummeted to the low 40’s. Quite humbling. Thanks for the look and have a good week. Nikon D800E, 24-120 f/4 lens.
The breeze off the ocean is always marvelous here but it does create problems for me in early morning photography and such was the case this morning. Keeping things sharp has been a challenge in situations like this so I changed my ways, ditching Aperture Priority in favor of Shutter Priority and setting my shutter speed at 1/320. Its a good setting to use when in windy situations and at times when things are moving about like these sunflowers were doing this morning. The fast shutter freezes the action and keeps things quite sharp. Of course in low light which is the norm in early morning shooting, I find myself upping the ISO quite liberally sometimes. This one came in at ISO 400 but occasionally, I’ve upped it to 800 with good results meaning very little if any noise. A reminder of how far cameras have come in limiting noise. My Nikon full framers allow me to set a shutter speed limit which helps a lot when one is preoccupied with the shot. Might try it if you find yourself in similar situations. It sure works for me. Cheers everybody and have a great evening.
Nikon D600, 18-35mm lens.
My first glimpse of the field showed a perfectly clear morning with a slight glow of warm yellow from the still below the horizon sun. Then I crossed the causeway and got the full view and there it was, a huge bank of cloud cover slowly moving in from the Southwest. The tinge of pink on the leading edge softened the feeling of impending doom somewhat but it looked pretty serious. It was. An hour later the rain moved in and treated us to a day of downpour the likes of which we had not seen in a while. The shot seems to perfectly characterize my day today, a good chunk of which I spent with our tax guru who gave me the wonderful news as to how much the government is going to extract from me. Lets just say it was a rather painful financial enema. And that dear friends explains why I am rather late with today’s offering. I hope your day was better. Watch out for them Southwesters!. Thanks for the visit and have a great evening.