As my last post mentioned, I spent sometime by the lake yesterday. I used my Canon Powershot S3is on several captures but wanted to try my Sony A300 on some nature shots. I have practiced with it on portraits and such but wanted to see what it would do wide open in the “wild”. I have mixed results, the mix being from o.k. to that really sucked! As I have relative success with manual controls of my point & shots, I am somewhat frustrated by my lack of skill with a full on DSLR. For the most part I was able to place my self in an advantageous spot on most of my shots but the old Minolta lenses leave something to desire in the speed department. With that said they take great portrait and wedding shots so I am just going to have to hone my skills to maximize their strengths and work around their weaknesses.. Here is one of the captures of a Sea Gull Flyby!
Today I went to the lake to get shots of the geese. Well they must have found another spot since I saw nary a one. But the Gulls were there and seemed to enjoy the cold as well as the ice on the lake. As I was standing facing up the lake I heard a hissing-like sound from behind me. It was the ice building up on shore as the thin sheet of ice riding the waves came ashore. The top photo and the next were taking within twenty or so seconds of each other. Notice how much has built up in that short of time. The last photo is the Gulls just doing whatever Gulls on ice do. I took these with my Canon Powershot S3is.
The sun decided to show up today and I personally rejoiced. The gloom and cold has been a little heavy upon me so far this Winter. The problem is there is no blooming and colorful things to take photos of plus no sun and this all adds up to a whining me! Just saying. So what is one to do when the sun shows up? Take a late lunch is what I did so I could get a few shots in with my new-to-me PowerShot SX10is. Off I went to the lake and found this normally duck and geese populated landscape over ran by sea gulls. Sea gulls in the heartland? In January? Well none the less I do what I normally do: I took the shot. Enjoy!