Dear Steve, dear Brandon,
my name is Cordt and I have been following your site for quite some time. I always wanted submit a photo or two, but never quite had a series of 3 photos I deemed original or noteworthy enough to be published. This changed when I started rowing in Oxford, which is a huge part of social life among the students here and always takes place quite early in the morning. There is something special about the light so early in the morning and the mind still feels quite dizzy when rowing before breakfast. Even though I didn’t want to take my camera with me on the boat, I wanted to try to capture the atmosphere at least.
I only own a x100s, but for the first photo I needed a wider lens in order to get the effect I wanted and also to avoid getting wet feed; I was standing right on the edge of the platform so backing down a bit was no option. I therefore borrowed a Canon 1100D with the 18-55mm kit lens and took this shot at 18mm. I don’t know why so many people always go on about kit lenses. This shot was taken at f/5.0 ISO 400 at 1/4000 sec and I personally think that the lens delivered quite well.
The second image was taken with my trusty x100s at f/8.0, ISO 400 and 1/4000 sec. It was already mid day, though.
The final image was taken just seconds after the first image. 42mm again 1/4000 sec and f/5.0 at ISO 200.
All images were processed and converted to black and white in Lightroom. I am still a beginner in terms of digital process and I’m always eager to learn more. I would therefore be grateful for any critique and tips.
Thank you very much!
Cordt van Geuns-Rosch