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Yachts and seagulls

I learnt something very important about photography last Saturday. Something I should have already known, but I’m a rather stubborn person, and it takes time for new knowledge to sink in. What I learnt is: just grab your camera, get out and take pictures. Don’t leave your house with any preconceived notions about subjects, landscapes or anything at all.

I got up early on Saturday and got all my college stuff done so I’d have the afternoon and evening free to go to the harbor with my Dad again. A couple of times I questioned myself if it would be fruitful – what was there to shoot that I hadn’t already shot the last two times I visited? Oh, me of little faith. There were a hundred things I hadn’t shot. Seascapes are particularly versatile because of the tides. High tides and low tides can shed completely different results, as I’ve shown in some of my previous posts. Or you can, as I did, find yachts sailing, or a new ship docked were before there was nothing. Or nearby factory torches burning (which doesn’t make me feel too safe about my health, but oh well, if I have to die at least I’ll die happy).

Seagulls were flocking like crazy because of the fishing boat and fishermen, and they posed shamelessly for the camera, so I could finally capture them in flight. Go me! As for the yachts, it wasn’t the best day for sea pictures, since it was overcast and therefore contrast was rather nonexistent. But with a few adjustments in Photoshop, these shots turned out quite nice, if I may say so myself.

I think this may be turning into a new, fascinating rut. Harbor Saturdays with my Dad and my L20. I think I’ll tell you the story of why I go to the harbor so often in my next post, since I’ve rambled enough in this one.

I estimate posting the best shots I took last Saturday is going to take forever, but I don’t think you’ll mind :).