St. Petersburg, FL

We found a great restaurant this weekend that serves the largest lobster tail I’ve ever seen. It was right on the water so I was presented with an opportunity to try out my sea legs. A friend of mine said recently that you just can’t go wrong shooting sunsets.

Lately, I’ve been shooting on full manual as I did with these. The control it affords is only second to the understanding it gives me about exposure. The one drawback to the big M is how long it takes an amateur like me to get my bearing in a new lighting situation. The first twenty exposures are essentially trash. The extra time is no problem unless the subject is fleeting like a moving animal or a sunset. The evening also taught me how important accurate fill flash is. Getting the fill light to match the background brightness is quite difficult.







2 Responses to “St. Petersburg, FL”

  1. 1 rb
    October 11, 2007 at 9:55 am

    Awesome pictures! Nice framing and fill light the girls. I like Susan’s meditative silhouette. Love the clouds. You should do a cloud study. Capture the sunsets, mid day explosions of sun bursting through, etc.

  2. 2 DO
    October 12, 2007 at 12:20 am

    I agree with Randy on all his points. I especailly like the fact that it appears by coincidence that the girls are wearing “I Love Dad” shirts. NICEEEEEE >> How much did you have to pay them?

    And the next time you go and have lobster and not invite me WE will be fightin….

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