2010 - Day 98. Apr. 8, 2010.
Daily Shoot - Put down your big, fancy camera today. Fully engage your artistic side by making a photo with minimal gear ( http://dailyshoot.com/assignments/144 ) .
No DSLR, no filters, no tripod - just my trusty Canon G9 point and shoot! I was attracted to the pond by the willow green, but it was the gorgeous reflection of the trees in the water that had me pulling out my camera. I knew I'd need a tripod to get the exposure right on this grey, rainy morning, but since I was doing this with 'minimal gear' I decided to go with what I could do well. Tthat meant going for colour and shape as opposed to detail! On this camera, shooting in aperture priority I can only go as small as f/8. That gave me a shutter speed of 1/30, just enough time for a quick motion blur. I focused on the top of the trees, (I know, it totally blew out the sky, but I already knew exposure was going to be an issue), released the shutter and quickly panned down to the reflection in the water. It's artistic and captures the essence of the scene while making the best use of the equipment I had.