Thursday, May 28, 2009

Week 4 - Day 28 - May 28, 2009, "Blue Heron in River" Winner of Week 4 in Viewer Poll, Winner of the Month of May Viewer Poll


I was asked this evening to photograph the Ithaca Festival Mile. I enjoy doing photography of athletes. So, when I began the evening I figured my photo of the day would be of a runner, or somebody in the Ithaca Festival parade that followed the race. When we were walking back to our car after the parade, we walked across the bridge near the Ithaca High School, and this was what we saw. There were many photos of runners that I liked and of people in the parade, but this photo really captured my attention.

I really like this photo. When I first looked at it, I thought it resembled an impressionist painting of some sort. The light on the waves in the water, and the bushes and trees look like brush strokes until the photo is blown up to look at the details. It was darker, and I didn't have my tripod, so I used a higher ISO, and I think it worked well for a great effect.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Lesson Learned:
  • Be willing to try Higher ISO for a different effect.

Photo details: Exposure time 1/125, Aperture f/2.8, ISO 1600, Focal Length 70 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 114mm, Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, hand held.

This photo was the winner of week 4 in the Viewer Poll.
This photo was the winner of the month of May Viewer Poll.

6 comments:

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

yes, these dudes come and go from behind our house on the creek all summer! so beautiful!

Gallow said...

These are my wife's favorite birds. I really enjoy watching them fly as well.

Vicki said...

Great photo! I like the river lined on both sides with trees and then curving out of site!!!

I like the bird in the middle too, birds seem to find me to have their photos taken!

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

great shot.

Heather said...

I really like this .... the bird perfectly draws the eye to a nice focal point :)

NJ said...

This is a beautiful shot! Even without the heron but the heron adds that little bit of interest.