Friday 17th January 2014

Friday 17th January 2014

8 week online workshop
lesson 1
basic camera settings continued

I have struggled to take good sunset shots until today. I experimented with the ISO and decided that 200 was the optimal setting for tonight’s sunset. The other images were taken during the day – a few skinny cows and calves walking into the dam for a drink, and my two girls riding (or being pushed in C’s case).
Cows – aperture 5.6, shutter 1/320 and ISO 125
L – aperture 4.0, shutter1/400, ISO 100
C – aperture 4.0, shutter 1/640, ISO 100

sunset cows Louise clare

Mum to 2 little girls. Live & work on a cattle station in Queensland. Have only been 'on the land' for the past 5 years - before that I was a Marketing Manger for a regional airline, then I met a grazier, fell in love, and moved away from it all :)


  1. That is an absolutely amazing sunset I was trying to take a picture of the sunset today and I couldn’t figure out the settings I just kept getting really dark shots. Those poor cows make an interesting picture.

  2. Stunning sunset. Very well done. And good job for knowing what you wanted to achieve and then using your settings to achieve it. Those poor cows!!! I hope you get rain soon. But it’s a very nicely exposed and well composed image.
    You’ve also captured some nice moments with your girls. I know this topic wasn’t about composition but start keeping an eye out for the backgrounds. The last shot would have been better without the other bike in the background. It draws the eye distracts from your daughter.
    But all together a really good job.

  3. Love the sunset pic…I must admit I haven’t tried a sunset/sunrise pic since taking the camera off auto, so will have to give it another shot. I really like the pic of the cows…it’s very powerful. I hope you get some rain soon!

  4. The sunset is stunning, Sarah. I think it is really well composed. And the cow picture is very evocative.

  5. What a beautiful sunset photo! I love the taller trees against the sky. & the cow photo is so interesting…their gorgeous, warm brown color really stands out against the faded landscape.

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