Clearest Blue, Brooklyn, NSW
It’s been a while since I went out, camera in hand. I had been out to Brooklyn on the Wednesday with my wife to go for an early-morning foreshore walk (got to keep your steps up!). To be ‘in the moment’, I hadn’t taken my camera. Of course, you can guess what happened. Perfect blue-sky conditions, and made me realise that whilst my ‘Brooklyn and the Hawkesbury’ gallery on my web-shop is full of colour, there are few Blue Sky images. And yet the majority of our memories are from Blue Sky times.
So I returned the very next morning. I also set myself a challenge. No tripod! I also figured I would try out the image stabilisation on the R5. As I had walked the route the morning before, I knew exactly what I wanted to take. I found I saw a whole lot more opportunities that I had imagined I would. And of course a coffee on the foreshore can’t be beaten.
It was really good to get out, and also to get back into the excitement of seeing what that camera saw on the back display before I uploaded.
This is one I pre-visualised – a starburst on the rising sun. Golden light on the foreground grasses. Blue sky and peaceful waters. Can’t beat it!
Photo Tip. To get the sun to ‘star’, time your shot carefully. The ‘merest smidge’ of sun behind a solid line of horizon or tree-trunk is all that’s needed. Any more than that and your sensor (or film plane) will burn out.
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EXIF: – Canon R5 ~ Canon 16-35mm at 20mm ~ 1/40 sec ~ F22 ~ ISO 200