The boy looked at Augustine, and replied, “It is no more impossible than trying to comprehend the immensity of the mystery of the Holy Trinity with your small intelligence.” The boy then disappeared.
The photos were taken on Friday of last week. Several of us were at an overnight planning meeting at the Boston College Conference Center in Cohasset on the South Shore. I woke a bit later than planned on Friday AM. Headed out with the camera to shoot.
The morning was splendid and predicted even better for the rest of the day. The prediction came true and extended into Saturday down in Bethlehem, CT. Alas, Sunday and today, Memorial Day, turned gray, rainy, and very cool.
The Immaculate Conception overlooking the bay. Through the joy of digital photography the photo appears to be earlier in the AM than it actually was. For those who are photographers it was shot at ISO 640, f 3.2, at 1/4000 second. I was not shooting directly into the sun in this. The Olympus OMD EM1 mark ii has the option to use an electronic shutter which renders the camera completely silent. If not using the electronic shutter the maximum shutter speed is 1/8000.
This was shot directly into the sun at ISO 640, f 3.1, at 1/13000 of a second. That is not a typo. When the electronic shutter is engaged it is possible to shoot as fast as 1/32000 second. Thus with a wide open lens one can shoot into the sun and get this kind of result. Am going to have a great deal of fun with this feature. Only learned about it a few weeks ago.