evening beach stroll
Looking NorthWest from the cliffs above the beach, a boat heads out to sea from between the jetties protecting the outlet of the Coquille River. You can begin to see the hint of crazy clouds (forming at the top right corner) which you’ll see in the following image.I’m rather blown away by these two shots taken about a minute and a half apart. The clouds appear to come sailing in from out of nowhere. A closer look at the info details (the “numbers” as I call them) suggests it’s a matter of focal length. I believe those are the numbers associated with what a zoom does.
The first shot is rated 55 mm (zooming in for a closer look); the second is 18 mm (thus backing away, giving a much wider view).
I’ve never paid any attention to the numbers. Going way back to my very first SLR (without the Digital component), this photography thing has always been pretty much intuitive for me. Even back before autofocus, seeing the actual image I was about to shoot was quite enough for me. As for exposure, the little meter widget in the viewfinder sufficed to tell me all I needed to know as well.
To my delight, I am now able to pull up the numbers to compare shots after I’ve downloaded the pictures… as in the above two shots. Who knows, I may learn something yet?Looking SouthWest from the same spot – (40 mm)
I may need to look around for a “theme” that provides the numbers automatically.