A Welcome

July 03, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Well, happy July! This being my first post here, I'll keep it brief. I spent the weekend constructing the site and learning how to customize Zenfolio, which strikes me - so far - as being rather neat. Certainly I prefer it to my first hosting site. When I looked at fellow photographer's websites, it seemed that more than a few were using this service, so I thought I'd follow the crowd.

Despite spending most of the weekend in front of the computer, I did manage to get out for a few hours with the camera. It's often difficult to get good shots on an unplanned walk; the best situations are ones you plan, often requiring more effort than actually taking the shots. That's not the kind of photographer I am, or at least not at the moment. On day, perhaps. I had to content myself with a Great Crested Grebe parent feeding an almost fully-grown youngster.

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Although I did manage a shot of the adult passing over a fish, my favourite shot is the one above. It's a shame that there is so much stuff in the water, but that is summer for you. I strive for clean backgrounds where I can get them, but usually fail, and Sunday was no different. The shot is pretty sharp, but not quite there, a victim of a shutter speed of only 1/320 with a focal length of 910mm in old money - there is only so much a monopod can do. I should have bumped the ISO, but of course you only remember that later....


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