Day 249 – Running out of Steam, but we are going to grill them!

I am on day 249… and I feel i have lost it, I have run out of steam – yesterday I tried to take one photo every hour for a challenge that I did before on the 1st Saturday of the month and I was not inspired, nothing looked right, nothing inspired me and I woke up this morning thinking this was it … I have run out of blog!

And then the most amazing thing happened – thanks Adrian – a local artist and friend –  who had gotten up early this morning and gone Mackerel fishing and surprised me with some fresh mackerel – and I thought … I have just got to capture those….

So sorry to the faint hearted … this is a photo of my tea tonight, my hubby has agreed to cook them… but here they are on my chopping board just 3 hours from being caught on a fishing line from one of the beaches I regularly take photos of… this inspired me to pick up my camera with enthusiasm this morning after all!

I used mainly my 17-70mm lens, window light from the left hand side and handheld on auto ISO.

17-70mm lens, ISO200, F6.3, i1/40 sec

17-70mm lens, ISO200, F6.3, i1/40 sec

I thought about how I would like to present them – we got 11 fish… I choose 3 as it would create a more powerful composition… thought about the diagonals presentation, the colour – I choose to showcase them on wood but with a grey behind matching the fish colours. i added two limes – one whole and one half for colour, but felt it needed more texture so added some fresh basil…. the only herb I had available!

I17-70mm lens, SO1250, F6.3, 1/30sec

I17-70mm lens, SO1250, F6.3, 1/30sec

I got in close – not my ideal shot… and they have dripped on my wood block which is distracting!

17-70mm lens, ISO3200, F11, 1/25

17-70mm lens, ISO3200, F11, 1/25

Closed and with diagnoals firmly in mind – the fish follows the line of the chopping board and the diagonals run into the corners.

17-70mm lens, ISO1250, F4, 1/125sec

17-70mm lens, ISO1250, F4, 1/125sec

Looking at details … not to my personal taste…. but don’t they look fresh!

17-70mm lens, ISO1600, F4, 1/100sec

17-70mm lens, ISO1600, F4, 1/100sec

Fish tail – looking at the details of the fish…..

17-70mm lens, IOS640, F4, 1/60sec

17-70mm lens, IOS640, F4, 1/60sec

The shiny texture of the scales – just shows how fresh this fish is.

50mm lens, ISO1000, F4. 1/60sec

50mm lens, ISO1000, F4. 1/60sec

Changed lens – just to see …. and a different composition of the same arrangement.  My favorite shot has to be my first and I can’t wait for dinner tonight …. any anyway as the title says … I may have run out of steam … but today it does not matter – hubby is going to grill them 🙂