Sunday, July 4, 2010

I love it out here

I love the light out in the North American RAIN FOREST, otherwise known as Nauvoo. It is always soft and cool.

Case in point: Water + shade = Cool pictures!

In Arizona we rarely ever have rain so we don't have streams or shade. Out here in Iowa it rains almost every week and this year it has rained nonstop since April. Some of the farmers couldn't plant their crops, it was just too muddy. Have you ever seen a tractor stuck in the mud? Me either but I bet it is not a pretty sight.

So if you are in Hot-izona, find some shade for Pete's sake and shoot away!

There are some tricks to shooting in the shade. You need a large aperture lens. Mine is a 50mm 1.4. Then, you have to boost up your aperture and slow down your shutter speed- you may even need a tripod but it is way worth it. I used a rock wall but I still was a little shaky.

Now, go try this at home.


katy said...

Hey Morgan,

Love the shot of the girls. I noticed you said you took it in Nauvoo. We are going to be there this weekend. How close are you to Nauvoo? Looks like Iowa is treating you well. It is beautiful. My husband and I love looking at your paintings! Hope all is well. Love Katy (one of your favorite cousins ever!!!)

Morgen said...

Katy, we are an hour and a half from Nauvoo. If you come out here you MUST stay with us. The hotels in Nauvoo are disgusting, not to mention the food! Please come. We will feed you :)

katy said...

my husband says to see if it is doable. I think he just wants to know where exactly in Iowa, and the details. So, I guess we need to talk. How do I give/get phone numbers privately? Does Valja have your phone number? Do you have my email? I would love to come stay with you!!!

katy said...

Just checking a box to see if you can email the follow-up comment to my email address. We will see if it works!