Monday, October 26, 2009

Week 26, Day 186, October 26, 2009, An Incredible Day.


October 26th is a very special day around our household.  It's my youngest son's birthday.    He's a great young adult, and were very proud of all his accomplishments.

We were also graced with an incredible day of beautiful weather.  The tower that is in this photograph is part of the same tower that I took a Black and White photo last Thursday. It looks a lot less scary in the sunny weather.

Lessons Learned:
  • The sky, in the fall, when the sun is lower on the horizon, and there is less moisture in the air, is incredible!  The skies are so blue.  See Jen, Ithaca can have sunny weather. :-)
  • Blogger and JPG images did some odd things at the boundry between the leaves and the blue skies.  It doesn't appear on my Picassa image.  It's very disappointing.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/100 sec, Aperture f/5.6, ISO 100, Focal Length 21 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 34mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, hand held, circular polarizer filter.

Weekly winner in online viewer poll.

4 comments:

AB said...

Nice balanced compostion. The leaning tower works quite well.

momto6 said...

Happy Birthday - a little late - to your son! My fifth child turned 19 yesterday.

Love the picture. I had a friend who was on campus with a group of French exchange students yesterday and she said it was beautiful at Cornell.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

twas gorgeous alright!

RuneE said...

You must give my regards to your son. And I quite agree with you about autumn, air and photography.

BTW, Blogger and uploading is a long and painful story. There are many ways of doing it, depending on many factors: For instance new or old version of the interface and the use of external servers. In addition, Blogger changes the rules unannounced from time to time.

My best advice is to upload the image exactly as you want it to be shown, otherwise Blogger does "something". Also - larger file use up your free quota on Blogger (1 GB). The best way is to use an external server (not Picasa!!!) that gives you a URL to paste in. That is what I do.