The Pick Up

So I’m picking up a leaf in this picture, but it was totally set up haha. Also, I was not planning on getting in front of the camera that day, so wardrobe was given zero thought.

I prefocused using my manual focus Nikon Ai 50mm f/1.8 using a spot in the sand as an estimation of where I’d be standing. I rested my camera on a little ledge by the beach, set a 10 second timer, walked over and picked up the leaf just as the shutter went off. I shot this photo a couple more times, but this first frame was the best one and it was more legitimate as I didn’t know I was going to pick up that leaf until I got in front of the camera and saw it. The first frame seems to be the best one more of then than not for some reason.

Camera: Sony a7R & Nikon Ai 50mm f/1.8

Thanks for stopping by, Rob


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