I was at Reifel today (report will be up soon) and took a few pictures while I was there. However, when I was looking through them I noticed that they were terrible. If any sun was in the picture it looks all white. If a bird was on the ice, you can't see the ice but it is all white instead. My mom took similar pictures and she did not get this. I noticed that I had switched modes on my camera by accident so this might be the problem. Is my lens or camera faulty? I do not know a lot about cameras either. Here are two images.
It looks like you were way over exposed Dave. I would be really upset to get an opportunity like that with a Bittern and not get the shot. I constantly check the settings on my camera to remind myself where they are at. I try to keep them at the same settings all the time and change them when the circumstances warrant it. The problem is sometimes I forget to change the settings back to my default position and miss the odd shot. Did you finally figure out what the problem was?
Len, I posted that not Dave. Dave was out there yesterday so an easy mistake. Anyways I took a few pictures in my house with the setting I had it on and the setting I normally have it on. By looking at the pictures I am certain that it was the wrong setting that caused this. I am going to try tomorrow to make sure but I am hoping this is the problem. I was choked about the Bittern. I rarely see them and an opportunity like that rarely happens.
Thanks Len and Ken for the replies. I learned two lessons. Check to make sure the camera has the right settings and check the pictures just after I have taken a few to make sure that they are decent quality.