Monday, July 26, 2010

Travel Photography

The Goose

This photo was taken with a DSLR and an 18 – 105 lens. The ISO was 200 and exposed @f/8. Note, I used center-weighted instead of matrix mode for creating this image. I wanted to make sure the exposure reading was mostly off of the goose and not so much for the background; being that it was darker.

When taking photos during your travels getting images of the local wildlife is always interesting. This Canada Goose was one of several of a gaggle that was walking close by Lockhouse 75. It was very easy to get in close using a zoom lens and the lighting for this one was great. All I had to do was aim, focus and shoot; and, yes, the camera was just hand held in creating this image.

Shooting locals in your travels always adds to your trip memories but don’t forget to photograph the wildlife as well. It is far easier to show what they look like than it is to tell someone about them. With a photo you have the proof.