Welcome to ‘Photo of the Month’
I have a young family, and the day this photograph was taken was a day when we thought that we would do something a bit different with the kids for dinner. We headed over to Bribie Island, which is a short drive for us (It is about a 45-60 minute drive north of Brisbane, Queensland – Australia) We got some take away, parked the car here at the waters edge, and huddled in the back to eat. It was great and the kids loved it, especially when it started to rain.
Because this was family time and not photographic time (AKA: My Time), I didn’t want to take a full kit of photographic gear and spend all my time capturing the great scene that was right there in front of me. I had the camera with one lens attached. No tripod – as I thought that I would give the cameras ISO settings a run for their money. Despite being fairly dark I intentionally shot hand held. It worked!!!
I had not planned to get a shot as good as this. My plan was to shoot a few shots hand held at different ISO settings to get an idea of what the camera was able to do. It was a fairly new camera at this stage so I was testing and learning its abilities and limitations.
It is not a technically great photograph, but it was never meant to be. However it is a special photograph to me, because of the experience that I had in capturing it – and that is what is important for any photo that we take. It is not just a photo but a whole experience, from choosing the gear to take, the people that travel with you, and the vision you have when you set out. I hope you might enjoy this photo – as I really enjoyed capturing it.