365 Photo challenge
For this past week, I was trying to get my ISO fixed. I set the meter on my camera to a fixed 100 and maximum of 8000, and shot primarily in Aperture Priority.
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Mikey is in the habit of getting the kids a honey stick after school. Moxie especially enjoys her sweet treat and takes her time with it.
That was good, because I needed quite a bit of time to figure out the light – how to capture it without overexposing or over saturating the RAW image (tricky!!).
ISO 125 35mm 1/800 sec at f3.2 Nikon D750 with 24-85mm f/2.8 lens
We had been on our hill for two weeks, without internet. The storms blew our satellite dish off-kilter and it wasn’t aligning. The forced isolation was initially welcoming – I liked being able to re-think my priorities, goals for the year and so forth. But after two weeks… I was ready for company!
On this day, I had been expecting the satellite dish guy ALL DAY. It was grey, I was bummed out. He never showed up. I took a photo of the dish for my photo of the day, but didn’t feel like editing it – I wanted to edit this flower instead, to cheer myself up. And it worked.
The guy showed up two days later.
ISO 3200 70mm 1/800 sec at f4.0 Nikon D750 with 24-85mm f/2.8 lens
I left the house and the hill for the first time in 2 weeks. I drove down to the post office. This was a BIG DEAL, because our road is very narrow, lots of cliffs, very rough (- 4×4 necessary) and my right foot is still broken. I drove down on my left foot and scared the crap out of myself.
I could have taken a million and three gorgeous pictures of the creek, the butterflies, cows, trees, deer – our area is achingly beautiful. But no. This was it.
I don’t know what I was thinking. I probably wasn’t thinking. I was just scared and took a photo of what made sense to me in that space: Prepare to Stop.
ISO 180 85mm 1/800 sec at f4.0 Nikon D750 with 24-85mm f/2.8 lens
One reason why I love the Lost Coast is the flowers. They are wild, always present, and always changing. Right now, we have these little tiny blue flowers all over the place – so perfectly dainty.
I got on my hands and knees to shoot this – no small feat, given my broken right foot! – and got terribly distracted by ladybugs and alligator lizards. But, oh boy, it was fun!
PS – this was where I started wishing for a 70-200mm lens
PSS – and my tripod!
ISO 100 85mm 1/1600 sec at f4.0 Nikon D750 with 24-85mm f/2.8 lens
We went for a great walk, but kept it easy because of my (still broken) foot. I stopped to try and and get photos of the daisies growing and Moxie climbing the tree.
Mack had stopped in protest about 50 ft away from where I was shooting, wanting me to carry him. He finally got up and walked over with the help of his walking stick, with this precious pout the whole way.
ISO 180 75mm 1/800 sec at f4.0 Nikon D750 with 24-85mm f/2.8 lens
You love sweat pea flowers, right?!!
I took this baby on a tripod, and it was a first. First time taking a picture of a flower on a tripod. It’s no joke; the tripod REALLY makes a difference, doesn’t it?
ISO 1000 85mm 1/800 sec at f4.0 Nikon D750 with 24-85mm f/2.8 lens
Moxie was running ALL OVER THE HILL – the light was perfect and my breath was perpetually caught with the beauty of her, the moment, the light, the hill. This photo was after she came running back to me and was still for a split-second as she pondered on what she wanted to do next.
I was trying to shoot in manual mode – then switched to aperture priority because adjusting the ISO and the shutter speed was proving to be too difficult for me.
ISO 140 35mm 1/800 sec at f/4.0 Nikon D750 with 24-85mm f/2.8 lens
- Nikon D750 by Rob Sylvan
- Nikon Lenses by Jarod Foster
- the camera manual
- Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson
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