We could see that the weather was the story this morning. One degree C yet bright which in a temperate oceanic climate often creates a steaming sea. So we went for a walk on Dun Laoghaire pier and took several photos of the fog affected views. I’m not a professional photographer but I’m passionate about photography so I was carrying a 600 mm lens just in case.
I particularly liked that the rowers were themselves taking photographs as they rowed through the steaming seas between the pier and The Muglins lighthouse. There was an ageless, painterly appearance with a technological twist. It was almost impossible to keep focus with the huge lens without a tripod so I set the aperture to f/18, the shutter to 1/1250 and let the ISO vary as the lighting changed.
I should add that I took a three week break from journal posting after 260 successive days. I carried on writing notes and taking photos and reading and making more notes so I’ll post some of those thoughts over the coming days.
I was intending to swap two hours of posting for two hours of walking but that hasn’t worked out yet. I ended up learning more about printing, astrophotography, scanning techniques and most importantly, I spent many hours learning how to use the Capture One colour management system that I currently favour over Lightroom, my workhorse since I started with version 2 in late 2008. Not that any of today’s photographs are from Capture One. Lightroom is simply too familiar to be ignored.