I was running to find a place to get this image, and ended up there rather late–I wanted the moon to wind up in the crook of the curved top of one of the cypresses. This location afforded an excellent candidate, but I had wasted too much time, and wasted more setting up my tripod and fiddling with my compact flash cards, so the moon is rather high. Distant foliage really brings out the inherent resolution limit to my 300D’s sensor, and this image could be better. Nevertheless, I like the composition, and will have to make a project out of improving on this shot next time I have a chance to go to Point Lobos with a full moon.
My favorite shot from a trip to Point Lobos with my family. I was focusing on shooting the couple watching the sunset; when the birds came into the image, I shot quickly, and forgot to bracket the images, which unfortunately means I cannot recover any detail in the sun. I think that the overexposed sun can work here, and while I am not as happy with it as I might be, I value the birds in the image more than a properly-exposed sun in this case.
Sean Winslow at Point Lobos, January 2007 (camera held by Neal Winslow)
In retrospect, this image would have been considerably better if I have been holding the ccamera away from my face, but since I handed the camera off after composing it (it is a picture of me, after all), I did not notice this problem until later review. Still, the light an color that day was exccellent, and I thought I should start the blog with a recent photo of the author. The next post will be my favorite image of that day.
Much delayed, this blog is now active, and I plan to be posting to it regularly from now on, at least one photo a week, hopefully more. This is a project to keep me working on my photography and to share it with my family, friends, and anyone else who may be interested. I will also be introducing other categories as this matures, covering my other interests. The RSS feed may be found at the base of this page, and I encourage readers to follow the blog this way.