Portfolio Work #002
A Lucky Shot, Theory & Reality
essay by Bettina & Uwe Steinmueller
Everyone knows that luck is part of photography:
The above photo was taken 8/11/2000 at Point Lobos (China Cove) with a Nikon D1 and the AF-S 80-200mm f/2.8 lens + 2x Nikon TC-20E tele converter (f/12, 1/640sec, ISO 400). The photo was not cropped.
This is one of our best photos for the last 2 1/2 years. Without the fog and the faded coastline of the Carmel Highlands it would be just a nice Pelican group shot. We think of it as a landscape photo with Pelicans.
It should be pretty clear why we were more than lucky:
We had no time to select the background (which is key for this photo)
Then there were a few factors that allowed us to take chances:
Theory & Reality
All the parameters are not really in favor to get a photo that would be part of our portfolio.That is the theory. The reality tells us that this photo works.
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