Monday, July 13, 2009
Back to the beach for more tests
A ladybug climbs out of the weedy grass.
Today was the second test day to shoot clouds using my shutter release cable. Compared to the first day I arrived to the beach more prepared. I brought a tripod, a towel, and sun screen.
I started shooting at 3:30pm and by 7:00pm the clouds thinned out and dissipated. Crud. That's the thing about shooting nature. You can never predict if the sky is going to cooperate with your shooting schedule.
Howard Hughes waited for months for clouds to show up with a full film crew and pilots standing by to shoot a dog fight scene. I kept telling myself that as I watched the last of the clouds disappear. It didn't really help much.