My Tripod and a Sunrise
I just bought my first tripod! So I thought I’d get up at ridiculous o’clock this morning and go outside and fight mosquitoes the size of helicopters to snap a few shots of the sun rising in all it’s splendor.
A couple of observations: 1. capturing the true colors of a sunrise is trickier than I thought and 2. using a tripod is trickier than I thought :)….AND you only have about five minutes before everything changes, so you’d better adjust quickly!
All in all, I wasn’t pleased with the sunrise pictures at all, way too blurry for my taste and I just couldn’t capture the richness of the colors like I wanted too, even after playing with all the settings. Next morning out I think I will keep the Image Stabilizer on my Canon lens on, even though I have read that is a no-no when using a tripod, to see if that helps with the blur. As far as the colors, I’m stumped- I played with the White Balance, ISO, shutter speed, everything, and I just couldn’t capture the oranges and the pinks. Even though I don’t like it, since I went to so much trouble, here is the best one…..
Next morning out I will do some things differently (and wear mosquito spray). I think I just learned one of the major rules of photography- my best photos are the ones I will take tomorrow :)!
Have a good weekend!