This was taken at KVI Beach on Vashon Island. I actually took lots of pictures of this weathered stick in the ground, but I liked the one with the sailboat underneath.
The challenge here was how bright and sunny it was that day. Knowing that my D7000 has a tendency to overexpose in bright conditions, I figured I’d have to compensate a little. However, it was so bright that I couldn’t really see the LCD screen on the back of the camera, so I had no way of knowing how these pictures were turning out from that. Since sunny days are so rare, I figured I wouldn’t exactly be able to come back another day. I had to rely on the somewhat mysterious histogram instead.
I dialed down the exposure by a full stop and had to trust the information the histogram gave me. Although the images were still a little overexposed once I got home and could see them, they were manageable.
BTW – I have since purchased an 8x Neutral Density filter.