The sun exposed canyon compared to the canyon covered by shadow makes an interesting contrast.
- 1/250 at f/6.3
- ISO 160
- Focal Length 20mm
I completely forgot until the end about trying a panoramic shot. I had just enough time to get this one off. If your trying to learn a new camera and photography its best to do this activity solo. Being rushed by a big group who has no interest in photography makes it challenge to stay in a spot and work the shot.
It was extremely bright outside and this being my first experience outdoors with the camera I thought the LCD screen was dark because of the sun. However, sometime earlier in the day I somehow bumped my exposure setting and this was underexposed at -3.33.
Unfortunately, I didn’t figure this out until after about a dozen shots. How, frustrating it would have been if all the shots I took underexposed in error would have been unusable. Thankfully by shooting in raw I was able to make the images useable.
You can see traces of snow on the canyon wall from a late season snow from three days earlier. Somehow, I must have bumped my exposure setting on my camera as it was exposed at -2.33. Thankfully, I was shooting in raw and was able to fix the exposure in editing.
I was with a large group riding the Shuttle bus service on Hermit Road. I only had a few minutes to compose my shots before our group moved to the next area. Because of the time constraints for my first journey, I concentrated mainly on composing my shots in program mode.
This is my journey of learning photography and sharing what I learn along the way.
Prior to this I strictly used the auto setting on my point and shoot camera.
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