Exif data

Title: Goslings
Camera: D200
Capture date: 13/06/09
Image file type: RAW (16 bit)
Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR NIKKOR
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal length: 105mm (158mm equiv.)
Shutter speed: 1/1000s
Shooting mode: Aperture Priority
Exposure comp.: –
ISO: 250
White balance: Auto
Flash: No
Cropped?: No
RAW converter: C1 Pro (v4)


Here's another shot for mum, as she asks, 'where are the photos you took of those beautiful goslings?' whenever we talk on the phone.

The shot is interesting enough but what I really like is the blue of the sky reflected in the ripples of the water. Funny what we see when we look at images, isn't it?

My friend Ian from Ian Bursill Photography, who is shooting our wedding, shows me his images and I find myself watching the non focal points on the photographs. Catching the odd rye smile, seeing strange expressions of guests or catching people off in the distance doing something on their own, which has nothing to do with the rest of the shot, holds far more interest for me. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy seeing a photograph and appreciating the composition but it is the hidden stuff which is more compelling.

I'm contemplating doing a PAD for the run-up to the wedding. If I stick to the compact, mostly, I think it might be fun. It did occur to me do I really need the hassle before the wedding but the beauty of a PAD is you can just take shots of whatever you feel like and they don't really have to be anything ground breaking. Besides I am getting loads of visitors to the site and I really ought to start posting something, well, vaguely interesting. I'm sure you will agree? ;)


Yep... get yer finger out and

Yep... get yer finger out and get shooting you lazy sod!

You joining me in the PAD pal?

You joining me in the PAD pal?

OK dude... rules are (1)

OK dude... rules are (1) Compact camera only, no SLR (2) A shot a day for the whole month of September (3) The theme is... lines.

What I was thinking…

(1) I was going to start on Wednesday for about a month, so I could get the run up to the wedding, wedding and honeymoon.

(2) Compact only (at least for the stage in this country).

(3) The theme is PAD but no other. Shooting specifically can be a nightmare and we are both busy. Just shoot what you feel like, as long as it is taken on the day.

What do you think?

We can save lines for a monthly theme after the PAD?