Sunday’s weather started cool and still. “They” were predicting hot and muggy for later, so I took advantage of conditions to capture a few early morning shots at College Park using the Canon 17-55mm lens:
The lens is heavier than my 18-55 kit lens, but excessively so. The light gathering end is 77mm compared to 58 on the kit lens… So my 10X macro lens won’t fit. I miss it.
This is how much I don’t pay attention to what I’m doing with the camera. I think I told you yesterday that I seem to be getting the best results by setting the dial to Shutter Priority… But two of the above were taken with Aperture Priority, according to the EXIF data. I don’t remember changing the setting!
I do remember that it was definitely on Shutter Priority for these last shots, which were pretty shady… The aperture setting was blinking in my view-finder, indicating there was not enough light for the shot. I tried flash, but didn’t like the results. I set the shutter speed at 1/60 of a second and took them anyway. Back on my computer, I tweaked them just a tad:
I think they turned out well. What do you think?