If you take a lot of photos, you probably know all about ISO (which stands for International Organization of Standardization which the main governing body that standardizes sensitivity ratings for camera sensors).
The general rule is to keep your ISO at around 100. As you climb up and up (and my camera goes to 12,800), your images get grainier and grainier. Photographers call this “noise”.
Because the light was so dim this morning, I had to shoot at very high ISO’s. A challenge and you will be able to see the “noise”.
Here are some views of Ashbridge’s Bay in the rain:
Some of the plants:
A few birds were close enough to be photographed:
and, as usual, the hungry (and soggy) chickadees made a pleasing appearance:
The question likely will occur to you. Did anyone show up on this rainy, windy morning or will I be posting a “selfie”?
The Old Apple Tree
The sentinel of the winter
When snow falls all around,
She stands in haunted silence
Her cold feet in the ground.
When spring comes she will blossom
Her perfume fills the air
A wondrous gift for all to see
For everyone to share.
At harvest time, the apples red
We pick them all with care.
She proudly gives us all she has
Her bounty she must share.
In summer, winter, spring and fall
And weather dark and clear
It matters not, the apple tree
Stands guard throughout the year.
– Brian Whitefield (1949- ) written in Grade 9
Brian is second from the right in the above photo.