…morning light is magic…

Freeport Skimmers

I’ve been in a major funk lately with no luck at Bolivar and Brazos Bend over the last couple of weeks.  Got a great attitude adjustment over the holiday weekend with the skimmers being back in canal along the road in Freeport.  It was a very busy weekend:  9 hours of driving, about 5 hours of shooting, 6800 total photos, 4 hours of sorting photos, 1700 first pass keepers and about 150 potential wall hangers, along with a sore butt and back due to sitting on the ground and shooting hand-held.  It will take quite some time to process all of the good ones so here are a few of my favorites so far.

All taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens, hand-held while sitting on the ground along the canal.

1/500 sec @ F. 5.6, partial metering, ISO 400, no flash

1/250 sec @ F. 5.6, partial metering, ISO 400, fill flash at -3 stops with better beamer

1/250 sec @ F. 6.3, partial metering, ISO 400, fill flash at -3 stops with better beamer

1/800 sec @ F. 5.6, partial metering, ISO 400, fill flash at -3 stops with better beamer

1/800 sec @ F. 5.6, partial metering, ISO 400, no flash

4 responses

  1. Tim, you really out did yourself on these shots…..simply wonderful………….

    July 8, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    • Thanks George. They were very cooperative that weekend.

      July 12, 2011 at 7:49 pm

  2. Fantastic captures with early morning light!

    July 11, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    • Thanks David. Just wish that the water wasn’t drying up. May be completely dried up by now.

      July 12, 2011 at 7:50 pm

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