I think I mentioned the other day that I ended up in Donegal at the weekend. Well, it was my first real opportunity to get out for an hour with my shiny new camera and see if I could point it at things and make it work.
To my mind, the aim of the day was to get out and point the camera at objects, to get comfortable with it in my hands and using viewfinders and things again. I didn’t intend to make use of the manual settings on the camera (I’ll start looking at Aperture and Shutter priorities soon I guess).
Anyway, I went back to Cloughglass Beach since it’s close and I’d visited it a lot.
The August summer weather was what you expect, dull grey, rainy.
The sky was an almost solid grey, but it had a moody feel to it – I have no idea how to get that into a picture. Maybe someone with more experience will happen in here and tell me the secret? My own overriding impression of the day was that if the sky is like that again I’m not going to expect to get much from it.
Other lessons I learned…
- The tide is coming in means THE TIDE IS COMING IN. Thou shalt get wet feet if you stand there too long
- Carrying a tripod is not fun. Using it may be, but carrying the bugger is a pain in the bum
- Think about what you need in your camera bag before you go – AKA- There probably isn’t a plug on the beach, so you didn’t need to bring your battery charger
As this blog grows I’ll probably post more turkey giblets than turkey dinners on this site. Here’s one (you can decide which) from Cloughglass Beach.
(1/800, f/4.0, metering – matrix, focal length – 18.0mm, 04/08/07 15:56)