I have a problem paying attention, keeping organized and remembering to bring essential items for the activities that I plan. This does not help my photography. When I was a child, I was repeatedly told that I was rebellious, lazy, and that I had an unconscious inclination for self-sabotage. In college, and after a set of psychological tests, a more neutral diagnosis was issued: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Soon, I will be able to blame it on old age.
On May 1st, my friends and I went to Point Reyes National Seashore for some tourism, fun and photography. There, I could not find, in my backpack, the adaptor for my Lee filters. After looking for it several times over, I concluded that I had forgotten it at home. The long exposure I had planned was out of the question.
It was a windy day and the wind was blowing against the waves, pushing some of the water back. I had some fun trying to photograph that, and the resulting image above is my favorite.
I was proud that I was able to have a good time and photograph despite the missing item. Not so proud to find out, when I got home, that the Lee adaptor for my lens had been inside my backpack the entire time.
Location: Point Reyes National Seashore, California, USA;
Equipment: Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 70-200 mm F2.8G;
Settings: 200 mm, f/10, 1/2500”, ISO 160;
Tips: I took this photo handheld. The wind was blowing very hard and there was lots of light to give me a very fast shutter speed. I was lucky that it was a partly cloudy day with diffused light.