great ice rink smash up I'd been to the Ansel Adams exhibition at the National Maritime Museum.
I wasn't sure what the maritime connection was, as my knowledge of Adams was mostly linked to his great landscapes, such as the one above, but there were indeed many seascapes, including one of San Francisco Bay before the bridge was built.
It was all very impressive and there was also a looped video of an interview with him describing his method. One thing struck me: his comment that he almost only ever took one shot of each scene. There was none of this try X then Y, maybe tweak the shutter speed a bit - no, he worked out what the settings should be and then took the picture, and it was right.
Bracketing is for amateurs was his opinion: on the same trip I took over 200 pictures of which about 12 are keepers.
I'm such an amateur.
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