Daily Quote: February 20, 2020

A true photograph need not be explained,
nor can it be contained in words.
~ Ansel Adams (American – PhotographerFebruary 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984)

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Love Your Pet Day

Still mourning the fact that my Nikon D750 isn’t repaired yet.  I’m trying to do my best with the used, obsolete Nikon CoolPix L340,  With only 1 frame per second I really need to watch, wait and anticipate a good shot (and be lucky enough).  Since I can’t take pictures in RAW, I also need to make sure the settings are close.  I used the “pet” preset and underexposed for the light pink bird.

I’m really glad for the advise to underexpose light coloured birds and overexpose dark coloured birds (from the birding photography workshop at Estero Llano Grande.)  Underexposing light coloured birds gives more definition to the feathers.  The small camera moves around too easily, so I’ve been using a mono-pod to help steady the camera.  Sometimes it’s not a bad idea to slowdown and wait for the right shot.

Using the screen instead of a view finder is also a bit difficult.  Glare on the screen in the field on a sunny day doesn’t let you know what the shot will actually look like when you’re taking a picture.

This photograph of a bathing Roseate Spoonbill, was edited using Black and white choices in Fotor (free editing software package) .  Fotor is my favorite editing software to add text and save my large format photographs in a smaller size suitable for posting on my blog site.

Ansel Adams was an environmentalist and photographer, best known for his Black and White Landscape Photographs of the American West.

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