This image was taken with a wide open shutter at a speed of 1.3. My goal was to capture the sunset while freezing the motion of the water to obtain the cotton candy effect. You can see how white and solid the water is on the tide coming in/going out. I love this effect and find it to be soothing and peaceful. Have a fabulous week!
This evening when I went out to get parsley from the herb garden I found these interesting, beautiful creatures. I was not sure if they were caterpillars or some type of pest similar to a tomato worm just visiting to take what remains of the summer herbs. I ran inside to research my find and found that the Swallowtail Caterpillar apparently loves to eat Parsley. The Swallowtail Butterfly drops her eggs on the Parsley plant in July and by mid- September the caterpillars have grown and live off of the plant until time for their transformation. Nature is so amazing. Little miracles exist all around us and are just waiting to be discovered. Keep your eyes open, they are often in disguise.
Just a side note about the photographs. This afternoon was rainy, and cloudy, and very, very windy. With that said I wanted to keep the shutter speed as high as possible, wanted to avoid additional noise so kept the ISO at 400, and therefore had to have the aperture pretty open at 5. As a result, the shallow depth of field and some motion blur give way to images that are not quite crisp, but I don’t think this fact takes away from the overall capture.
Another image from my time spent in the airport last Friday.
People watching has to be the best free entertainment in the world. It is captivating and the hours pass by so quickly when there are people to observe. This image may not be the best technically, but I love it. It speaks volumes and images that tell stories are, to me, the best. I had my shutter speed set to 60 and was actually focusing on the man looking at magazines when the others quickly popped into the frame. The result – significant motion blur. Does it bother me? Not all. To me it defines what air travel is – fast paced and often rushed, at least in my world.