Being close to the RSPB Reserve in Newport, I thought I’d just pop over and see what was there. Not much in the way of birds, but I was able to “play” with the camera a bit, and got these shots …
I walked past this grass and thought there must be a shot here – somewhere. I took several but this was by far the best. I’m rather pleased with it. Fast shutter speed and reasonably open aperture creates a pleasing background too.
[EXIF: 1/200sec @ f/9; ISO 100; Sony ILCE-7RM3; Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS @ 85mm]
Someone I met told me that three ships had entered Newport docks the day before. Shortly after, I was able to take this shot of two of them, I’m presuming, leaving as the tide came in. Just an atmospheric shot – I’d got my long lens out too!
[EXIF: 1/200sec @ f/13; ISO 100; Sony ILCE-7RM3; Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS @ 200mm]
Just a bit of nonsense really. I wanted to test the camera and lens combination to see how sharp I could get an image front to back. I obviously didn’t get it quite right even though I think I was using manual focus with “blinkies”.
[EXIF: 1/125sec @ f/22; ISO 200; Sony ILCE-7RM3; Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS @ 106mm]
Again, a bit of nonsense as I was leaving the Reserve. There’s a piece of sculpture at the entrance to the car park that’s just shouting “use me as a frame” – so I did! I’ve no recollection of why I chose these settings for the shot. The only one that makes sense is f/22. Answers to the way my brain might have been thinking on a postcard please.
[EXIF: 1/200sec @ f/22; ISO 800; Sony ILCE-7RM3; Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS @ 185mm]