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Re: [OM] Nature's ND Filter?

Subject: Re: [OM] Nature's ND Filter?
From: Tomoko Yamamoto <tomokoy@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 1998 19:23:23 -0800
At 09:32 PM 1/27/98 -0800, John Gardner wrote:
>Ken Norton wrote:
>>
>> I've been out photographing eagles this week and have been mystified by my
>> meters.
>>
>> The Sunny-16 rule states that on a bright sunny day you can use F16 at
>> 1/ISO. I'm using Fujichrome 50 so that means that it should be
>> approximatily F16 at 1/60.
>>
>> Now here is the mystery: This winter, I've been running at least two stops
>> down. This is confirmed by multiple cameras and processed slide film.
>>
>I've always been skeptical about this rule, but John Shaw and Judy Holmes
>swear by it. I often have to open up at least one stop from this and at the
>weekend I tried it and I was also two stops down even though it was bright
>winter sunshine and clear blue skies.
The last time I checked the sunny 16 rule I recall that the only area it followed the rule was up in the sky.
>> BTW, the eagles are back. I've been able to get within 20 meters without
>> any problems or using blinds. I came across six in one tree! ...oh, for a
>> big lens...
>> Grr! You're telling me this to wind me up aren't you? I want to come over to
>photograph eagles and owls about now but the wife reckons it'll be too cold in
>Michigan or Maine. But she won't let me come on my own :( Women!
I know John Gardner will react to what Ken was talking about. If you don't have to be particular about eagles and owls, there are a lot of areas in the United States where wild birds can be photographed.
It does not have to be cold Michigan or Maine.

There are a lot of waterfowls south of here at the Chincoteaque. I once participated in a bird-watching field trip to that area in early December. There were plenty of Snow and Canada Geese. This past fall I sighted a Great Blue Heron a few times when I was exploring a few streams in the Baltimore area at which to do my fine-art photography.

Alternative to the US, might be Japan. Because of the north-south range the country is spread, you'll find an interesting variety of Japan. According to my wild bird book (in Japanese), two kinds of cranes will come to southern Japan (where it is warmer) in the wintertime. These cranes, Grus vipio and Grus monacha, are in Southeast Asia only. The pictures I am looking at in the book were taken in January and February. You know Olympus Japan has a network of service centers, so you can visit one of those when you are out there. Staying at a hotel in Tokyo is very, very expensive, but I would think that staying in the farming areas of southern Japan won't be as bad. If you are interested in either Japan or the eastern US, let me know.






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