Sunday, September 27, 2009

Week 22, Day 157, September 27, 2009, Rainy Sunday in the Fall

It's a rainy fall afternoon in Central NY.  It's a good afternoon for a nap, a fire in the pellet stove, and painting some of our empty nest.

It's also an amazing time to take photos of water drops.  I've tried in the past, but the drops were very small.  I think the combination of the dry fall curling leaves (large surface area) and the soaking rain were a great combination for creating larger water drops.

These leaves are from a sumac tree.  They are not a desirable tree, and grow everywhere.  But, in the fall they are incredibly red, and beautiful to look at.

What weeds do you enjoy?

Lessons Learned:
  • A condition that seems to create large water droplets. (See above)
  • I'd really like a nice macro lens.  ($$$$, oh well it's always fun to dream)
Photo details: Exposure time 1/125 sec, Aperture f/4.0, ISO 400 (the wind was blowing the branches so they wouldn't stay still, Focal Length 40 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 65mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, tripod.


Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

OOOH! Rich color too!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I saw a lot of shots while out on my run Saturday but no camera with me. Will have to get back out before the rain and incoming wind take the leaves and corresponding shots away.

RuneE said...

That could have been taken here - right now :-),,I think you did a very good job without a macro lens. I use a Sigma 70mm/2.8 that works well for me, and it will be much cheaoer in the US :-)

PS Thank you for the comment - the picture was taken at noon last year around Christmas. The yellow building has that colour.

Gallow said...


Thank you.


I hope you get some great shots, and post them on your blog.


Thank you for the tip. I'll take a look at that lens. I'm saving for a new body right now. My Rebel is getting pretty warn out, and old.