Thursday, August 27, 2009

Week 17, Day 118, August 27, 2009 "Staying Warm"

As I drove home this evening I looked up on the Groton Community Church's roof. I saw that there were pigeons on the steeple. I took out my camera and hoped that they would fly. I enjoy watching them flock together. As I watched a few would fly up to the roof, but never in a group. It wasn't until I looked at the photos at home I realized that they are probably enjoying the heat from the sun on the shingles. Today was much cooler than it's been in a while.

Lesson Learned:
  • I worked a lot on cropping to see if my eyes would wander around the photo. I have read that it is important not to put the main subject in the middle of the photo. I liked this crop. I would be interested in hearing what you think, and how you might have cropped it for a different effect.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/640, Aperture f/5.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 200 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 323mm, Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, hand held.


Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

nice slide show over there on the right too!

Carmi said...

The brickwork is wonderful...what a gorgeous structure to shoot! I think the real story here is what the pigeons are up to here, and you captured it very nicely.

I love the pic as is - the bricks mirror the shape of the roof. But if I had to crop differently, I'd lose most of the bottom half and zero in on the pigeons.

Some decisions are just too hard!

Gallow said...


Thank you for your comments, and I'm really enjoyed your commented on the crop. I think you are right. I just like the colors of the bricks, that I couldn't bring myself to remove to many of them. I also forgot my tripod that day, so the photo was handheld. I think the tripod would have given me a clearer photo of the pigeons, and allowed me to do a closer crop for a better photo.