Day 11 – Forest Walk

Today I took my wide angle and my tripod out to the New Forest – experimenting with shutter speeds and looking for a lone tree that would make a great focal point for my photo.

ISO 100, 10mm focal length F20 1/30 sec

ISO 100, 10mm focal length F20 1/30 sec

ISO 100, 10mm focal length F4 1/800 sec

ISO 100, 10mm focal length F4 1/800 sec

The same tripod position was used for both pictures – I would like a lighter tripod – but I prefer the fluffier clouds in the first image, with the longer shutter speed, the clarity of the background and the details are stronger I think in the water reflection of the 2nd image.  There is also a really distracting vertical line in the clouds in the 2nd image … I enjoy exploring the outdoors and taking shots like these… just got to make my kit lighter….

Extra note: As a member of my local camera club I am encouraged to enter the Southampton International Photographic competition…. and I have been brave – today I submitted two digital images … I really dont think they will do that well, but if I don’t enter, I am not really being an active member of the club – and after all if you aren’t in it – you can win it … so pushing outside my comfort zone and at least entering this year!