Lens Lugger World…

    First, let’s ask, what are we wishing to photograph? If it’s things, morning may not make any difference. But, if it’s things in great light -- those award winning images -- then EARLY morning is your ticket.

  1. Check when sunrise is expected.
    Be on location 1 hr. prior.

   Why, because that’s when the magic has a good chance of happening. Also, you will have time to get organized and get your head into the moment. If you meditate, you will know what I mean.

     When you are in that space, you will be receptive to nature’s presence. And, if our work is an expression of us - we only have to trust, accept what is happening and record it.

        Actually, photography is quite simple. Some like the light in the evening as well, and plan to be there at sunset time. But here is the secret… Stay there for about an hour.            Personally, I do both, but being a morning person by some quirk or whatever, I enjoy the morning routine best. Remember there is no right or wrong answer - there are no good or bad images. There are only those that are more effective or less effective.


Meteora formations in Greece:

Photo made at 7:39AM

Look closely at the top of the lower formation on the far right - it’s a Monastery, 1,000 ft up from the place where I am…

Estuary Grass, near Weeki Wachee, FL 6:30 AM. Shooting film at the time, after exposing 100 frames, I was finished by 7AM. Photographed, walking into the rising sunlight (accounts for the mystery).

With 300mm Nikkor EDIF lens and 50mm extension tube on my Nikon 8008 body on Bogen Tripod.  Camera set on Aperture Priority, Aperture open all the way f/4.5. Speed not recorded.

Georgia Sunset, at some remote hunting weigh station we found, that allowed free Camping when we had our VW Westfalia. We weren’t sure how much longer it would take to find this place - turn here, turn there. Watching the sky as we raced down the back roads, finally we arrived. Quickly, the 24 mm f/2.8 Nikkor Lens on my Nikon 8008 body on Bogen tripod, I exposed four frames. Aperture Priority f/2.8 1/30 sec.