Monday, September 14, 2009

Week 20, Day 144, September 14, 2009, Ithaca Commons

I had a meeting on the Ithaca Commons after work.  The meeting was with Ian Golden the owner of the Fingerlakes Running Company. Ian is the Race Director for the Iroquois Trail Ultras a 50 and 100 mile race taking place near Ithaca this weekend.  I'm going to be photographing parts of the race.  It should be a great time, and I hope to have some great trail running photos at the end of it.

The Ithaca commons is a very interesting place full of very interesting people. There is always music, and people dancing.  Today these two men were playing drums.  I really enjoyed their music, and that they allowed me to photograph them.

Lessons Learned:
  • Once again I learned that many people are great about letting a photographer photograph them.  I think it's important to ask before taking photos.  
  • I think that if I had the opportunity to do this again, I would have tried my 50mm lens with a 1.4 aperture to blur the background some.  That might have made for a more interesting photo.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/60 sec, Aperture f/9.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 40 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 65mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, hand held.

3 comments:

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

dude!

momto6 said...

I have to tell you I loved the Commons as a teen and love it more as an adult!!

Elizabeth Gilje said...

I like this picture, it seems really raw to me - like you just captured them in a moment enjoying their sidewalk entertaining.

I think it would be interesting to see a more shallow depth of field, but the background does give feeling to the picture.