I’ve been away from my blog for a few days. Last week we prepared for and then held a three day garage sale. The weather cooperated and we had a very successful sale on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
On Sunday afternoon, hubs asked if I wanted to go for a country drive and find someplace for supper. I sure didn’t object because I didn’t feel one bit like cooking after the work involved with the sale.
The first place we chose was a restaurant in a small town bar (about 45 minutes from here) that we discovered last year. We remembered sharing a burger and an order of fries there and having plenty to eat. We also remembered the burger being one of the tastiest we’d ever had. Unfortunately, because of slow business, the grill is now closed on Saturdays and Sundays so after I took a few quick photos of the fun signs inside, (tomorrow’s post) we gathered up our disappointment and carried on down the road.
On the way to our plan b meal, we noticed an airplane spraying a nearby field for either weeds or grasshoppers. I didn’t know if I’d be able to get a good photo because we were moving and so was the plane, but I was lucky to get one decent shot without using burst mode.
Photo note: A lesson in an iPhone photography class suggested using burst mode when photographing things in motion, such as sporting events. I’ve tried it a few times in a moving vehicle and it often works well for that motion too. Another option would have been to do a little video and then isolate a still photo from that. For my feature photo, I knew the spray plane was coming up behind us, so I just set my focus on a spot in the sky and waited for the plane to fly into my focus frame before taking the photo. It worked reasonably well, and I was happy for that, because it was the only photo I caught of the spray plane. In post-processing, I did a bit of a crop, straightened the horizon, and did a small tweak to the white balance in Snapseed.
“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.”Mandy Hale
Thanks for the lesson about “burst” mode. I didn’t know what that was! It definitely could come in handy. And the alternative is a good idea, too. I was hoping to get a photo of a butterfly yesterday, but, of course, I failed. Next time, I may try your suggestions. Glad you had a great sale, and glad you are back!
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Yes, burst mode will give you a few photos of something in motion and usually there are at least a couple to choose from that are in good focus. Butterflies and bees are very tricky to photograph because they’re almost always in motion. I’ve had more failures than successes with both of those. It’s very exciting when you “get a good one”. Good luck on your next attempt! Thanks for reading and commenting, Betty and have a great Wednesday!
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