Skagit river behind autumn foliage.
Bridge with Open-wide hut (Middle section used to open wide to allow boats through-the controls were in the hut).
ditto, different angle.
I love mornings and sunrises. I wish my little point & shoot could have captured the vapors coming from the surface of the coffee in the crisp morning air.
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Sometimes it's the bend in the road that makes life worth the ride.
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I went for a nice ride yesterday in an attempt to find a nice photo. It was probably in the mid 40's when I was out. I DID see one or two other riders out who were not wearing any helmet (or just a peanut shell) who had that "I'm cool!" grimace on their face... or was that "Please send for help, my face is frozen in this position!"?
Anyhow, I wasn't going to post my photo result, because it didn't come out how I wanted. I was attempting a "wide open road" shot. I took several (at different angles and not all at ground level) but none of them gave that "road goes on forever with no cars on it" look I was going for. FWIW, the road DID go on for quite a long time, with no traffic on it, through wide open farm fields. All the corn is down and the only thing growing is winter wheat... and it's not that tall, yet. Here is one of the shots I took. Rather uninspired, I think (gives me a good reason to try again next week):
OK I'll confess that this one came from the weekend before the one of this assignment, but it'll have to do:
"If you can't fix it with a hammer, it's electrical." -somebody's dad
Photo Assignment: Weekend 10/27/07 "Open Wide"
Photo Assignment: Weekend 10/19/07 "Shadow of a Doubt"
Photo Assignment: Weekend 10/13/07 "Group Dynamic."
Photo Assignment: Weekend 10/06/07 "Blue."
Photo Assignment: Weekend 9/29 "Evolution."
Photo Assignment: Weekend 9/22/07 "Balance."
Photo Assignment: Weekend 9/15/07 "Where I Want to Be."
Photo Assignment: Weekend of 9/8/07 "A long way to go".
Awesome pictures this week. They seem to get better and better. Nice job folks.
I hope Tom gets some help reviewing these photos. About 60 photos this week, and at ten minutes per photo we are talking a bunch of work.
I enjoyed some of the in depth reviews of some photos of past weeks by various reviewers.
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We all could help by submitting just one photo.
Here’s my submission for the week. I’ll spare Tom a little work and offer my own critique. Others (including Tom) are welcome to add their remarks, too. I shot this on my way to church, literally while walking out the back door of my house. It just struck me as “wide open” because of the space between the terrestrial (my neighbor’s roof) and the moon were rather symbolic and obvious—and you can’t get much more open than that. I have a few different angles of this shot, but this one was the first exposure and I’ll leave it at that. I wanted to do a couple things with this shot: capture something appropriate to the theme, capture something simple that required little effort and capture something common in a somewhat less common view (relative to the theme). The trick and flaw of this shot was trying to capture the color of the morning sun, which was still yellowish (on the house) while keeping the moon and sky exposed properly. It’s under exposed about 1 stop. It was shot at ISO 100, 1/320 at f/4.8 with my P&S camera fully zoomed out to about an equivalent of 210 mms. I didn’t use a tripod so I had to shoot at least 1/200th or above to minimize motion blur from handholding. The proper exposure would have been about 1/125th. So to make this shot technically correct, I would have needed a more open aperture, which wasn’t available because f/4.8 is the max on my camera, so my best option should have been increasing the ISO to 200. And as a side note I have no excuse for the under exposure because this was shot facing northwest and the northern sky on a cloudless sunlit day has about 18% reflectance, which is about the same as a grey card—I just was in a hurry and not paying attention.
Compositionally I was just aiming for the simple geometry of the round moon and triangular roof line, while balancing (poorly) the contrasting yellowish sunlight against a clear blue sky.
That’s my story…and I’m sticking to it.
And excellent photos everyone else! It was a banner week.
Rides & Drives: '07 BMW F800ST Low, '07 Porsche Cayman, '06 VW Jetta TDI & '05 BMW R1200ST