Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Blowin' in the Wind

I mentioned yesterday how I like to watch and film geese landing, but conditions are not always ideal for getting nice graceful shots, as this image attests to.  Sometimes it is all they can do to keep from flaming out and crashing.

I set the camera one full stop above the normal setting for this photo, otherwise the geese would just be black forms against a bright sky.  At one point, I needed to shoot two full stops above the camera's suggested exposure.  It was only at that point you could see detail in the geese.  Contrast can be very difficult to try to control.

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