Canon 5D Mark III | 50mm | F2.8 | 1/250 | ISO100
This image was shot at the Bedford River, Embankment!
This one was a tricky shot actually. I was riding a bicycle and shooting one handed! I didn’t have time to stop, get off and shoot it properly, but I still wanted to get the shot either way.
I knew a shutter of over 1/200 would be required to make motion blur at a minimum. I believe I shot this in Aperture priority, so the 5D did well to get the exposure correct and the shutter on par.
F2.8 – To make the background tree’s and water still visible, rather than being completely blurred out into the distance.
Wich images like this, I often like to raise the low to mid tones just a touch, to change the blacks to a dark grey colour. I love this almost soft contrast effect, but only when it’s used in moderation.
Composition, as stated above, I was riding a bike. However, if I were to shoot this properly, I would have moved slightly to the left. to increase the angle on the grass verge a little. I think shooting straight on with this type of subject would make it a little boring, at least for me. Maybe next time I would also go lower down. Get some more foreground grass int eh frame, that would be nice.
As you can see, I cut off the bottom of the support pole, which I am a little disappointed about, but there wasn’t much that I could have done with the given time restraints. Either way, I liked the image enough to submit to the Daily Fifty, I hope you are enjoying the Daily entries! Good Luck, and GO SHOOT!