* Settled Weather at 50mm (low to the ground) - Oak Park 8th July 2014. July 08 2014
In anticipation of wild weather in coming days, that might have me shooting from the shelter of the art deco Oak Park Pavilion, I wanted to capture Light, Colour & Depth-Of-Field. I'd decided to use the 50mm Prime Lens, which is challenging. Anyone can use a Zoom; the Lens does the Composition for you. Prime Lenses are sharp, but they make you work for your Composition. The Dawn was as previous; lovely colour but with virtually no Cloud (Love a Good Cloud, Stevie J ...!).
The first 2 Exposures show the colours I see through the viewfinder in those moments before Sun-rise. They disappear quickly, though. At that point, images may change from colour-driven to feature-driven.
The colour of the first rays of Sunlight in the broken waves are absolutely Pink, progressing quickly to Gold, which we have in the 3rd exposure. The Weed, if shot at the Pink stage, looks pretty weird.
All these images are shot close to the ground, to involve the viewer to the maximum possible extent. Shooting these images at shoulder-height would lose any connection the viewer has with the image.
The 5th image shows the Seagulls having their morning spruce-up. They wouldn't come closer to me this morning, so I had to shoot the weed as the subject (a Zoom would have been good ..!!!). So, which Lens tomorrow ?. Hmmm....HaveaGoodDay.