Shutter 1/6, f/5, ISO 400, 65mm.
Last week we had a few days on Waiheke Island. We stayed at a B&B (although the winter special meant the second B was missing) on the south side of the island. This meant remote beaches and seclusion. It was a great break.
This photo was taken one evening just as the sun was going down with a ND filter.
Shutter: 8.0s, f/9, ISO 100, 21mm.
I cheated again. Two photos, because they both tell the same story in different ways. The beauty of creation, even on a dull dreary wet morning. I was in Rotorua again over the weekend, the first day was a spectacular blue sky day, the second was grey dull, cold, and drizzly. But in the midst of the grey, I could not help but notice the dew/rain laden cobwebs on a tree out the back.
I had to manually focus because the camera kept wanting to focus through the cobwebs to the background. This meant at least 10 attempts with each shot to get the focus just right, not using a tripod didn’t help either.
Photo #1 Shutter 1/60, Aperture f/7.1, ISO 800, Focal Length 208mm.
Photo #2 Shutter 1/125, Aperture f/6.3, ISO 800, Focal Length 123mm (and cropped)
I took this photo about a week ago, a lonely cicada on a plant, not even making any noise, just sitting. Cicada’s aways remind me of summer, and some of the evenings we have had lately have seen them making noises all through the night!! Which reminds me of the tropics.
But…. leaves are JUST starting to fall from trees, and the sounds of cicadas whilst still there, are slowly fading.
It must be time for a new Season….
For better or for worse, seasons in life will always follow one another, and we have to live with them.
Shutter: 1/1,600, F/5.6, ISO 400, Focal length: 250mm on 55-250mm EFS