Photographs of Humpback Whales at Santa Cruz Island
Got to spend the day at Santa Cruz Island with my older brother Mike, I had asked him to put his wood carving talents to work and to carve a series of Humpback Whale pieces to display at upcoming shows we are participating in and what better way to gain perspective of your subject than quietly observing these giants at times just a few feet away. The display included fin slapping, tail slapping, surface lunge feeding and an interesting obsession with floating kelp paddies. It was quite an experience and education in Humpback behavior. Looking forward to seeing what he can come up with.
- #1 I set my ISO to 800
- #2 I set my shutter speed to 1/1000 on TV mode (shutter priority)
- #3 I set my exposure compensation to + 1