Cathy and I are heading South for the month of November. Then January and February. The Gulf of Mexico I have experienced so far is not a big surf locale, at least near my home. Unless I capture more during the return home in December, this will be the last of this year. I learned a bit today. The light direction is important for these shots. Today the sun was mid-height to the west, so surfers facing in that direction allow the interest of their thrill enhanced expressions. The hands are used very much for balance, sometimes akin to a ballet of sorts. I edited today’s shots on my IPad using Creative One’s IPad version. It is a good editor without all the AI bells and whistles. This one I changed the aspect ratio to 2:3. AI is a rabbit hole that I am not keen on. It seems to diminish the art of taking pictures. The new masking features in some programs are helpful, but I cannot bring myself to replace a crystal blue sky with a cloudy one shot by someone else, or made by an algorithm.
I have a hankering to start making video footage. There will be a steep learning curve from which my start is ground zero. I tried briefly today at the beach but could not get the exposure right. The Olympus has such fantastic in body stabilization, I figure I can do alright using the camera strap around my neck as a stabilizer. When I watch how-to videos I am overwhelmed by all of the frame rate and other mode references. As it was when I began seriously as a photographer, there will be lots of trial and error.