For my second planning visit I utilised the anticipated settings I outlined in Assignment 3 planning part 1
These settings outlined below were how I set my Nikon D7200 with Sigma 10-20mm lens:
- ISO 400 – 800
- f/5.6 – f8
- Lens 10-20mm (15mm)
- Hand held
- Multiple shots
The link to the contact sheets for my 2nd scouting visit is below:
I must admit to being somewhat disappointed with the results. My aim in using the wide angle lens was to try and encompass the majority of the junction so that the status of the traffic lights could be seen as well as the junction activity. Whilst I could see the junction fairly well the action and activity was too small to be useful. I need to use a longer focal length and concentrate on a smaller part of the action for the images to be worthwhile.
Also on reflection I may need to try a few different areas of pedestrian congestion around the Waterloo Station area. This may necessitate a 3rd scouting visit, before I can get any useful images. Although I work close to the chosen area work is always manic, but I must make the time.