Challenge to Logical Photography Thinking #1 - Framing out what usually should be a subject can be a good idea

This is a seris of challeges to logical photography thinking in which I try to explain how I shooted one photo as logically as possible. Please enjoy how one photographer thinks and deals with one photo. (I will soon systematize them as a theory!)

Sunset at Tama River

Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (200mm, f/16, 1/80 sec, ISO-100)

I'm back in Tokyo.

Because I was back home in the daytime yesterday, I went to Tama River a bit before the sunset time. It was perfectly sunny today. It was warm enough to make me forget about the chilliness of Niigata.

It's not that interesting to take a photo of the transparent sky without clouds so I tried to shoot the sunset itself with my telephoto lens of 70-200mm. But... the sunlight was too strong that the photo had too much ghosting. It didn't seem like I could frame out the ghosting so I tried another tactic.

I shooter the bright surface of the river with the shadow of the waterfowls.

I was intending to set the Phragmites at the bottom right of the photo while the free waterfowls were moving from the upper side to the down side. They stopped at the bright top right of the photo only during the very limited time. I felt quite nervous in this shooting scene. I was lucky to get this photo!

By the way, I used the 200mm, the tele-side of the lens, and the large F-number of 16 to get the clear image of the whole figure. This setting resulted in the shutter speed of 1/80 sec, which was an appropriate speed for showing the natural waves.

I thought that framing out what usually should be a subject can be a good idea. I'm happy if you imagine how beautiful the shining sun was at the outside of the photo. *laugh*

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