It’s Saturday (that time) and I’m at home. Nothing to do.
I bought a new ND Filter a few days ago together with a remote shutter.
So, given my free time today, I decided to go on for a photowalk to test my newly bought accessories.
And as I pack my bag, I was thinking, why not bring a sketchbook? I’ll gonna do a photowalk and sketchwalk altogether!
This is my first time doing this. And I’ll gonna do photowalking/sketchwalking alone. Yahooo!
So this series of articles will narrate my activities from start to finish.
I went out of the house carrying my bag (which contain my sketchbook, pens and watercolor).
And another bag for my DSLR plus a separate cylindrical bag for my tripod.
As I walk on the alley (just a few steps from my house), there are several interesting corners that I would like to shoot with my camera.
But I’m shy. Neighbors are staring at me as I’m about to pull my camera.
Why did they stare at me? I’m not pulling a gun. I’m pulling a camera!
Well, I let that pass by.
Okay, fast-forward. I’m now at the beach. It’s nice hearing those waves going in and out of the shore.
It’s a public beach. There are people around. And I hope they won’t stare at me like those neighbors did.
Well, it’s kinda weird. All of the guys here are on beach attire. And me? I’m wearing jeans baby! Yeah! No wonder the people are staring at me again. This time, it’s not about pulling a camera. It’s about my attire. I’m walking at the sea shore wearing jeans, while those people in the shade are staring at me as I pass by.
Why in the world did I wear jeans if I’m planning on going to the beach in the first place?
Put It In. It’s My First Time
I look for a secluded area. There’s one. But the next people are just a few meters away.
There’s this vacant table with a huge umbrella. I temporarily occupied it.
Put down my bag, set up the tripod, and mount the camera.
I’m excited to test my ND Filter.
I took it out of my bag and put it in. It’s my first time using the ND Filter. How to put this on? Where should I……is it okay to touch this part?
My new ND Filter is a variable one. Meaning it can be used as ND2 to ND400 (or somewhere in the middle).
This is me with my camera.
My first shot is overexposed.
And then my next shot is just okay.
I made more shots after it. Trying to experiment.
Sometimes those black X-mark shows up in the display. So I readjusted it again.
Note that my objective here is just to test the filter. I want to experience taking those ethereal/silky look of the sea when shooting.
Step aside the composition. No composition this time. So here it is:
I know I’m just a novice photographer, but looking at this view and what I accomplish makes me happy.
Yeah, I know it’s just a so-so to some professionals. But it really is a huge leap for me. And it’s enough to make me happy. I feel satisfied.
To be continued on Part 2.