Spring photography experiments

The title of today’s post is somewhat misleading. Yes, it is spring, and I am engaged in some experiments with my camera, but the two are only tangentially related. Our spring has been an unusually early one, a bit of a treat for us nature photographers. The experiments came about as a result of my dissatisfaction with my recent photoshoot results. I’ve been puzzled about the quality of the straight-out-of-the-camera photos, so I decided to play around a bit with my camera settings. Nikon has a feature called “My Menu.” It allows the photographer to change the camera settings and create a personalized menu using the new settings. Yesterday I started playing around with the setting, and the out-of-camera results made me much happier. Today I made some more changes, went out shooting, and had even more fun. A light rain was falling during most of my walk, the quality of the light was pretty dull, in sharp contrast to the light on my walk yesterday evening, and the temperature was in the low forties! Here are a few of the photos from this morning’s walk:



And here is”The techy stuff”…

  • Image quality: RAW
  • Active D-Lighting: Low
  • Color space: sRGB
  • White balance: 4550 K
  • ISO: 500
  • Exposure compensation: -0.7 (for most pictures)

That’s all for today. It’s Tuesday, my babysitting evening, and I have a lot to accomplish before I pick up my young charge at her daycare for a full and fun evening with her and her sister. Thanks for visiting. I hope you will come back for another visit soon.


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