…morning light is magic…

Pelican Silhouette

This brown Pelican was cruising by as I was taking some low-level Willet shots at Galveston’s east beach.  I should have switched from Willet to Pelican silhouette mode as he swam towards the sun reflecting off of the water.  I’d normally use evaluative metering for silhouette shots but had the camera set on spot metering instead.  It still worked as the spot metering helped to darken the scene even though my exposure compensation was set at +2/3.

Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II lens on Skimmer ground pod with Wimberley II head.

1/1000 sec @ F 5.6, ISO 500, spot metering, +2/3 exposure compensation

2 responses

  1. Your photographic signature, a nice low angle shot. Like the silhouette with the back light across the neck.

    I’ve shot with you when you do this. I still haven’t figured out how you make adjustments on your camera after placing yourself in the mud/wet sand, without covering your camera body with sand or muck.

    September 9, 2012 at 10:25 am

    • The key is to keep your hands out of the sand. I always put my hands on top of the ground pod when getting up or down. The bottom line is that your gear will get covered with sand at some point. The lenscoat raincoat will keep the lens clean and works great. The camera will get dirty. That’s why I had to have the back of my 7d replaced because it had signs of rust. Goes with the territory.

      September 9, 2012 at 11:12 am

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