Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Week 21, Day 153, September 23, 2009, Shelter from the Rain, Winner of Week 21 in Online Viewer Poll

I've been inspired by Rune to look at old buildings in the area.

My neighbor has a huge barn that he has been struggling with.  It needs a lot of work, and he loves the barn.  But, the cost of repairing it is very expensive.  He struggles with does he take it down, or does he keep it.  It's been in the family since his father was a little boy, so it has a lot of meaning to him as well.

One thing that it did do today was to shelter us while it was raining.  It also gave me a great opportunity to take a few photos.  He has promised me if he ever does take it down, he'll give me time for a proper photo shoot.

Lessons Learned:
  • Sometimes when I take photos, it seems like a preliminary photo shoot.  I take a look at different angles, shoot a few shots, and come back and look at them on the computer.  I then can think of other things that I would like to go back and do.  Maybe when I become a better photographer, I can do it all in one sitting. Today really was preliminary.  I didn't use my tripod because there was very limited time.
What old buildings are near you that would make great photos?

Photo details: Exposure time 1/50 sec, Aperture f/4.0, ISO 800, Focal Length 17 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 27mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, hand held.

Winner of week 12 in online viewer poll.


Gallow said...

Gary, I realize I did the same thing with these pillars. :-)

RuneE said...

Steve: Thank you for the Plug :-)

I enjoyed that old barn, and I'm sure that you'll have much joy in poking around with your camera. You are quite right - you'll never see everything in one go: the light differs, the season differs, you differs - everything differs. Since it is close by, you can visit it at any time - and suddenly see something you have never seen before.

This time it was those old cartwheels - they became an intriguing focus. And monochrome suited it very well.

Aileni said...

Rune is correct, in fact the whole thing benefits from the mono treatment.
Thanks for participating, I hope you find the theme an inspiration.

webruci said...

Dear Steve,
Your shots are wonderful, I love monochrome.
With me is the same, I need to shoot and see in computer, and I try again.
Thanks for your comment! I made five pictures of the bird but only two are without handshake:-)
...and I drink lots of coffee too.

Bless you.

James said...

Great shot, and thank you very much for the lesson and the info. This is a really good angle!