After a weekend of watching digiscope tutorials online and reading web page after web page I feel I have finally begun to get to grips with the basics.If you, like myself are new to the digiscope world check out this great blog. . Knowing how good this equipment and seeing some of the amazing pictures people have taken has really inspired me.
So this morning I finally set off down to New Quay Pier, the water was choppy but the sun was shining and my enthusiasm was sky high. I began by changing the settings to Av mode and having a play with the ISO and aperture. I was pretty please with the initial results, the sharpness and focus has definitely improved from my last attempt
With my confidence growing i decided to take some pictures of moving images, the boys from Dolphin Spotting Boats trips made a perfect target. The weather may have been to rough for the main boat to go out but that sure looks a lot of fun!! This was probably my best shot of the day and the change to Av mode certainly helped.
Shortly after i managed to snap a flying gull. This was significantly further out than the boat and tested my skills even more, having to sort the camera out and keep the bird in the field of vision was certainly a challenge but i feel i managed a decent job.
With all this practicing i felt it was about time for some dolphins to show themselves and within about 15 minutes they surely did. The conditions weren’t ideal and the dolphins where a long way out but excuses aside i feel the picture below is an improvement on last week and hopefully a sign of things to come.
I just cant wait to get back out on the pier and take some more fantastic shots, bring on tomorrow……..