The great outdoors

September 28, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

This morning I saw the dawn at Piper’s Lagoon. I did two long exposures and then a fog bank moved in and the colour was gone – that quickly! See the two photos below. I was hoping the heron would be there but he wasn’t. I saw him flying overhead but didn’t know where he went. Pipers Lagoon sep 28 dawn blogPipers Lagoon sep 28 dawn blogOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Pipers Lagoon sep 28 with fog blogPipers Lagoon sep 28 with fog blog

I moved on to Neck Point – another spot to look for birds. I found my heron but he flew away when he heard my noisy footsteps on the pebble beach. While I was finding my footing, I heard a big slap on the water. I looked around and saw a seal. I shot two exposures at the wrong aperture, wrong speed, wrong ISO. I was not prepared and the seal dived and didn’t come back.

Later in the day I went for a walk in the forest. I found big cedars and Douglas fir trees. I could smell them. The forest was darker than I thought. My eyes said it was a bright day but the camera needed a higher ISO and longer exposure. I shot some moss and ferns. The only wildlife I found was a snail and a slug. hanging moss bloghanging moss blog me-and-old-stump blogme-and-old-stump blog

I stood beside this old fir stump. The sign said that before this tree was felled by loggers in the early 19th century it was over 400 years old. It still looks good. I put the camera on the gorillapod. Gee I miss my Manfrotto.

Almost home time now.


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