Hervey Bay Triathlon 2012

April 22, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Here are some images taken from the Hervey Bay Triathlon. The weather was making it hard to take photos.  First of all the day started foggy.  Fog makes it very difficult to get the exposure right.  All that light reflecting back at the cameras sensor fools it into thinking that it is brighter than it is.  So you have to override what the camera thinks are good setting and use your own.  Trouble is, that as you move around a scene the light levels change and it is very difficult to judge what the right setting should be.  This problem combined with the fast moving triathletes made getting good images very difficult.  I took some images of the athletes as they were swimming but decided that I didn’t like most of them.  Swimmers are difficult to photo at the best of times but when they are a long way out in the sea and it is foggy you can imaging how much trouble I was having.  Anyway, later the sun started to warm up and burnt off the fog.  This then caused other problems.  The sun in Hervey Bay and Queensland for that matter is very harsh.  It creates strong shadows, which do not help the photographer do there job.  If I had thought about it enough before hand I would have brought a flash to fill in some of the shadows, but I didn’t. So I had to make do with what I had.  Ah well, you win some and you lose some.  That is the nature of photography. Everyday is a learning experience.

 

 


Comments

No comments posted.
Loading...

This is the blog sidebar
Subscribe
RSS
Archive
January (1) February March (1) April (1) May June July August September (2) October November (4) December (5)
January (6) February (9) March (3) April May June July (1) August September October November (1) December (1)
January (1) February (2) March (1) April May (1) June July August September October November December
January (1) February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August (1) September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December