This was taken in low light, the sky was overcast and the Blue Heron was in under shade as well. The conditions were nice for shooting nice even tones, but difficult to shoot wildlife. I set my Sony A100 to ISO 400, and because I didn’t want to spook the bird I zoomed in to [...]
I was strolling along the philosopher’s walk, thinking things over, when I saw this scene. I just composed the frame so that the canal led from the bottom of the frame, to the horizontal and vertical 1/3, in the upper right of the frame.
This is one of many shots I took that day where I wish I had brought my tripod. Because of the shade, I was shooting at the maximum aperture for the focal length, and a little slower than is ideal for a handheld shot.
Although I was at Ginkaku-ji in the middle of the day, it was slightly overcast and these mosses were in the shade. Shooting at ISO 100, with a wide aperture, this was taken with a shutter speed of 1/40 second. That’s slower than I would have liked, so to make sure that I got at [...]
I don’t know that there is any significance to the foot of this cauldron, or the cauldron itself for that matter, I just liked how the feet looked … wacky.