This weeks Sunday Stills Challenge is Corners-' find yourself a corner and play with light and shadows'. Inspired by a fellow photographer's photo of his dog in action I decided to try to capture Rolf jumping a fence in a place at the corner of the field where he always goes over it and Tess and Chico go through it. It started going wrong immediately when arthritic Tess got over-enthusiastic and joined in, going over the fence. She reminds me of myself, attempting things way beyond her ability and like me,although she managed it she'll probably cease up for the rest of the week. I should have thought it through a bit more. As you can see, while out walking she likes to collect rubbish.
From a technical perspective I had the camera set on Manual, and they were jumping into shadowy woodland from bright light. As they were moving fast I set the exposure to 1/1000 second and the aperture to f4.5 to try to counter the darkness of the woods.I should have nudged it up a bit as they are a little over exposed. I also think I had the ISO too high at 800 and although I used auto-focus I still managed not to get a really sharp picture. If there are any photographers looking in I'd appreciate any suggestions as to how to improve the shots before I have another go. But next time I'll make sure that Tess isn't in on the act.
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