I’ve decided there’s one word to describe the two Batdorff men when it comes to traveling…..”cluster.” I’m the first to admit I’m not the best with directions. My mind tends to wander and I like getting lost. I figured my dad would carry the load (details/directions wise) but it’s become abundantly clear that we’re both challenged when it comes to remembering small details like our hotel name, room number, departure times – little things like that.
We survived though. And we even persevered through a night in the smallest purplish (if that’s word) double room available in Paris. I had flashbacks of the quote from Planes, Trains and Automobiles: ”those aren’t pillows!”
My dad has had some great quotes:
“This camera dial just keeps jumping around. It’s on M one second and AV the other.”
“I don’t know how you’re getting to the airport tomorrow, but I know how I’m doing it. Waking up, grabbing a cab and going. Good night!”
“So we’re going to this Pink Floyd place?”
“You know John, you can be a real pain in my xxx, but I love you.”
So there you have it folks. It’s been an adventure.
On to today’s images…
I like to mess around some times and just have fun with my photography. It should be fun right? I thought it would be cool to do some long exposures with my ghost images of my dad and I. Here’s how I did it:
1. The camera was on a tripod.
2. I used a cable release.
3. ISO 100
3. I set my camera to B mode or (bulb mode).
4. The exposure was 60 seconds. At 15 seconds of exposure, we walked into the image and stood still for 30 seconds and then walked out of the frame and let it expose for another 15 seconds.
Nothing else was done, but results might vary depending on your lighting situation. Frankly, it’s just one of those things you need to play with to get right, but it’s fun experimenting.
We’re off to Naivasha tomorrow and I’m hoping for some great photographs of the wildlife. I’ll keep you posted as I travel.
p.s. the only thing my father and I have been fighting over is my power adapter.