#1 – Take the wrong lens for the job.
#2 – Use too small of an aperture setting.
#3 – Not paying attention to one’s shutter speeds to notice that they’re so slow to freeze motion.
#4 – Not standing and holding the camera steady
#5 – Not take advantage of higher ISO settings to capture the moment, regardless of noise.
But there were a few keepers from the day, regardless of tons of deleting in Lightroom.
Somehow “The Look” has transcended species boundaries. However did they know?
For the outing I took the Canon 7D with 100mm f/2.8 L Macro lens. Along with the 100-400mm L lens for the dolphin shots. Quickly regretting the fact that I had dropped my Canon 5D Mark III, while I was grateful for having a backup camera, I sorely missed the Mark III’s rapid focusing mechanism and ability to handle low light conditions. I also missed the sharpness that I get with the Mark III versus the 7D.
So the next test will be is to return with the Canon 7D with the proper 24-105mm lens that I took on my last visit. It’ll be worth seeing if I can get closer to duplicating those images from the first trip.
I loved visiting the aquarium again and discovered all sorts of new things. I purchased a yearly membership so I can go as often as I can. Let’s hope I can return soon.
Categories: 2013 Project 365, Baltimore, Nature, travel
I can’t afford a DSLR yet, but wow even with a point and shoot with manual settings I find it a challenge. Beautiful shots 🙂
I hope you can get one sooner than later Andy. You deserve it ! Trying to photograph in an aquarium is like photography boot camp.
Sigh I hope hope hope *crossing fingers* 😀
Only 5 ways? I’m sure there must be more, lurking around. At least you didn’t wave the camera around while taking shots. There’s been times when I deleted every picture I took, and those make me wonder if I have any clue at all.
You know there are…I almost deleted all of these, but I had to show something for the day. 🙂
Those days I just go home and sulk :o(
Lovin’ that little frog!!!
Thanks Lisa ! I love that frog too. Hope you’re doing well and had a fantastic holiday season.
Fabulous shots, Emily. I love the cute froggie face. 🙂
Seriously, you call that a mistake. I think that is a stroke of genius! Gorgeous pics. And yah, do return to the aquarium for a retake and comparison and then some.
Great pictures! Your mistakes look super!
Great tips and pictures! Thanks!
I must say I’ve been really enjoying your “Project 365”! I can’t believe it’s been almost a year!
Haha…..you do make me laugh Emily. Some lovely images though 😊.
The frog and the seahorse would have been enough to make the trip worthwhile to me, the dolphins make a nice bonus.
I often find myself so intent on a subject that I forget to look at the settings that the camera is showing me, although I am getting better about that.
Haha! You cracked me up! The dolphin pix are awesome. 😊
Well those more than made up for the few blurry ones 🙂
I have so much to learn…