The day was becoming long, and after giving two horses some desperately needed baths, I must admit going out and taking some photos for today was a bit challenging.
But thanks to all of you wonderful readers, just knowing that you’re out there hoping to see something pretty got me outside. Living in a truly wonderful and intriguing place Surely something will pop up to photograph.
As there are tons of birds in the yard this afternoon, I vowed to ignore them and removed my ‘baby.’ The 500mm lens, in exchange for my walkabaout 24-105mm lens. It’s time to think differently.
I tried to coax Tuxedo to become a boat cat like Baily Boat Cat, and put him inside one of our boats. I was hoping he’d pose nicely for me. Of course, Tuxedo would have nothing to do with the boat and hauled butt as quickly off the boat as possible. Sigh..cat models.
As much as I wanted to chase birds, it was time to try to shoot something else. So I went back up to the house and pulled out the 100mm Macro lens. Do I bother with the tripod so I can get some crip shots? Heck no ! Let’s put the focus mode on AI Servo and rapid fire and see if anything comes out.
It was quite overcast, so I went the lazy girl’s way of photography. Auto white balance, Auto ISO, Aperture Priority. At least the garden didn’t disappoint. Flowers are still abloom at the manor.
So photographer’s lament. Find the subject you’re going to shoot and keep with it. Try to not get distracted.
My second photographer’s lament – DUST !! OMG ! I am so sick of DUST on my sensor. I’ve been battling for the past year and a half with dust inside my camera. I don’t change my lenses often, but my camera kit is exposed to dirt and dust nearly every day.
One thing I realized, the times that I change the lens in the car, the car is usually running. Oh duh…the A/C or heat fan is blowing dust. Now I turn off the car to reduce dust entering into the sensor.
The second problem I had was finding a way to clean the sensor. I love to use microfiber cloths, but finally realized that they were creating the problem, not fixing it. I finally ended up purchasing some Zeiss pre-moistened Lens Cloth Wipes at Walmart. Voila ! They worked beautifully.
I saw some specks on my photos tonight, so time to clean again.
Hope you have a lovely week and stay tuned, some exciting events are about to begin in my area. Fun all around for all of us. Bella
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.