What is worth showing, yet alone keeping?
I wake to the rain at 5 am. It was forecast to start at 8, an hour after sunrise, so there go my plans for a canoe outing to take sunrise photos. I’m not up for working the camera in the rain on the lake in a canoe, without the equipment to protect the equipment that I do still have.
So at 6 I’m up, doing maintenance things, and the rain has stopped, so I still head out, still in bathrobe, to catch just a few photos as the sunrises. There is little spectacular light large, but there are all sorts of images in the light to be taken and considered. But what is worth even looking at, yet alone keeping.
Well here are representatives of what are the results, just the jpg’s. The raw files are too large to post. And each photo is shot in a shutterspeed bracket set of 3. The camera’s correct exposure guess. 2 stops darker (faster shutter speed, same aperture as set, same ISO) and 2 stops lighter (slower shutter speed, same aperture as set, same ISO). Not all the bracketing results in three usable images, yet alone good images, as you can see from some of the selections.
Representatives of all the shots (27 of 164):
The first three are a complete set of bracketed shots:
One had an interesting effect, though, but not worth much more than curiosity as I moved the zoom during the shot.
Then the question is what really is good enough of these to keep, to share, to show?
And that is as much of photography as working the camera to the light and the dance of life.
Here are the keepers, already seen above.
Regrowth after the chainsaw’s work.
The morning invitation: go out and see.
Reeds, Reflected, Resting
Autumn is coming
Clear to the bottom
Using a zoom
The forest floor, freshly rained on
All the view
A little red goes a long way
Bend in the wind like grass, or break in the wind like trees.
But in the end the mortality rate is 100%.
And then there is the possibility of using software to improve the photos, or to make HDR images from the bracketed shots. But that for another time.
On to the grind.