Still dreaming about California after spending 3 days on a photography trip last week. The tour was led by professional photographer Bill R. Shewchuk from Morro Bay, CA. Thanks Bill for an excellent tour and all of the advice. There were 7 of us on the tour and we had a blast. Thanks Beth for the invitation.
One of my goals this year was to get out of the Houston area to photograph something different. This trip definitely qualified. We had photo op’s of Sea Otters, Elephant Seals, Whales, horses, piers, fishing boats and landscapes from Big Sur. The problem now is that I’m hooked and want to go again.
Here are some of my Sea Otter photos. These were taken in Morro Bay after the fog rolled in on Monday morning before heading to the airport. The fog made for better lighting than direct sunlight. The Otters are adorable and very fun to watch. When resting, they keep their hands/feet out of the water to regulate their temperature while they roll their bodies 360 deg in the water.
I’ll post some more shots later. Ended up taking about 6300 photos, which is less than I anticipated. Took 7 – 32 gig memory cards and didn’t use them all.
Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II lens with 1.4x III teleconverter, handheld
1/200 sec @ F10, ISO 400, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation, 700mm
1/200 sec @ F11, ISO 400, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation, 700mm
1/250 sec @ F11, ISO 400, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation, 700mm