I drove around the island yesterday and finally found the kind of boat I had hoped to work! So I started, as I always do, with the overall shot, which in the case was awful, harsh light, too many uncontrolable highlights, it just bites it! That’s o.k. because it was the details I was interested in, and they were rich with features and color!! Before I share the images please allow me to teach a little, but first let me apologize!! I know that many of my readers are exceptional photographers in their own right! I also know that some of what I share, in a teaching vane, is something you already know, so I’m not talking sown to you guys and gals, but I am trying to help those readers that are still further back down the learning trail!
So back to the teaching. If you want to make your body of work more interesting, after capturing the overall image, go in and look for the interesting details, the parts of the scene that may get lost in the over all scene. This is where some of the most interesting parts of the subject reside. My method is to choose a moderate telephoto zoom, for the Fuji I use the 55-200 which with the 1.5 crop factor of the X System’s APS-C sensor, makes it an approx. 80-300. A zoom can allow you to find the position you need for perspective, and then use the zoom to crop the scene to the part you want to show.
Here are some of the boat details;
Since this is the U. S. Virgin Islands, I guess he 1940’s boat is Americana! This little shoot made me excited about a return to Old Car City!
Tomorrow; more color and design from Frederiksted, on the west coast of St. Croix.
Photo Notes: All images with the Fuji X-T1 and the 55-200, and most hand held. Most ISO 800 and 1600.
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