OUR AP­PREN­TICE says…

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This shot [op­po­site] is another good ex­am­ple of need­ing to set a fairly small aper­ture to en­sure that all of the ele­phants were sharp – in this case f/14. At ISO800 this gave me a shut­ter speed of just 1/250 sec, which was in dan­ger of be­ing per­ilously slow, but again Lou’s Wimberley gim­bal heads came to the res­cue. For this par­tic­u­lar shot, Lou en­cour­aged me to crop in tight, to com­pletely elim­i­nate any back­ground and cre­ate a more graphic im­age. Be­cause of the slow shut­ter speed, the im­age is not quite as sharp as I’d like it to be, but the fan­tas­tic late-evening light, and the way that the adults are in­ter­act­ing with the younger ele­phant, more than make up for this.

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