Thursday, November 12, 2009

Morning Pictures and the Help of a Magazine.

Around 7:30 AM yesterday I saw the buzzard soaring for its breakfast.  I looked peaceful as it glided through the calm morning air.

My camera info for the shot is as follows:
Canon EOS Rebel Xti
Lense is a Tamaron 18-270 mm Di II set at 1/100 shutter speed, 6.3 aperture, Metering Mode is Evaluative Metering and an ISO of 100.  The focal length was 270, White Balance was set to Auto and AF Mode was A1 Focus.

The second picture is a little trickery I suppose.  From my angle and what was truly on the horizon there appears to be a body of water on the otherside of the tall tree in the foreground.  At first I thought I had picked up a fog hanging over I-675 which is below that line between the tree and the what appears to be a land line in the distance.  I actuality that is sky and the land line is a line of clouds.
Camera settings for this shot are as follows;
Same camera and lense.  1/50 shutter speed, 5.6 aperture, Metering Mode is Partial and Exposure Compensation is -1.  Focal Length is 184, ISO is 100 and the White Balance is set to Daylight and AF Mode was again in A1 Focus.

I picked up a great magazine on digital photography.  At least that is the section I got it from at the book store.  In reality it is more of a book.  Very few adds.  It's called the "The Ultimate Guide To Digital Photography" Fully Udated 3rd Edition.  It's actually a British magazine and I t hink it is great.  Easy to read and very informative, especially for a novice.

1 comment:

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I have never seen this magazine but will have to keep my eye open for it.

Thanks for the message with the information in it about your lens. I read that and the link and then looked at it on and other places. Seems like it should be great for what I do also, but I don't have the extra bucks to shell out for it now. The last I bought was a 120-400mm Sigma that weighs way to much and is a job to lug around. It collapsed my monopod so I had to get a new one of those that locked shut when open. It does a masterful job but is heavy.