Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Missed opportunity

I took this shot at the Nachi Cocom resort on Cozumel during a day excursion off a Carnival cruise. While I got the shot I wanted at the time, as I look at it now I see I should have taken more shots in a different fashion, specifically I should have tried a longer exposure in order to show the breeze that was blowing that day. The gentleman was rebuilding a thatched beach umbrella during this time and I just wanted a shot of him working.
What I missed was the opportunity to shoot for more impact by having a longer exposure to show movement in the material used to make the covers. In this shot, everything is frozen and does not show any movement which is not what was happening. It was very breezy as the tradesmen worked their magic to rebuild several of the covers that had been damaged during the 2017 hurricane season. I think a longer exposure would have worked well here if I had timed it right to show some blurring in the roof material. This shot was made at f5.6 and 1/110 of a second shutter. A shot at f11 would have provided a shutter speed of about 1/25 of a second allowing more time for motion to be recorded.

This goes back to something I posted earlier (http://meandmyx100s.blogspot.com/2017/09/slow-down.html) about slowing down to work a particular situation. This image lets me know I still have a ways to go in working a situation to its best advantage.
As always, make a comment!! Let me know what you think! Until next time, keep on shooting...

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