Project 365 – February 2011 – Admin Post – 2 months down, 10 to go

Chess at the Castle

Chess at the Castle
A Chess Board in the basement at Castalia
Captured Saturday, February 26th, 2011

70-200 f/2.8 VRII
ISO 800
1/60 sec

Nikon SB-900 on a stand to the right of the chess board, zoomed to 85mm and manually set to 1/64th power, to cast the shadow on the wall.

2 months down, 10 to go. February went by so quickly!

The photo above is a ‘bonus’ shot, since I’d like to put something into every blog post here. It’s an ‘extra’. It won’t count towards 365, as I already featured another photo from February 26th.

According to my Lightroom folders, in February, I captured 2,106 frames, totaling 50.4 gigabytes of disk space.

What did I learn in February?
1) Additional control of Nikon CLS. How to create different groups, and manually adjust flash power from the camera. I am continually amazed by how powerful CLS is!
2) A graphics tablet can be an amazing tool! I picked up a Monoprice tablet on the cheap, and am trying to teach myself how to use it.
3) I tend to spend more time composing my shots when I use a tripod. The tripod is a powerful tool, use it!
4) While things can be fixed in post processing, it usually takes less time to fix it before clicking the shutter in the long run.
5) You can find an interesting subject to photograph most anywhere. You just have to think outside the box. Keep your eyes and ears open, and consider every angle.

Thanks for taking the time from your day to look at my pictures! March will bring us closer to spring… and some warmer weather will be awesome!

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