Sunday, November 1, 2009

Week 27, Day 192, November 1, 2009, Willows at Stewart Park, Ithaca

Stewart Park is a park at the South Side of Cayuga Lake in Ithaca, NY.  I have seen several photos of the willows.
It's a great place to photograph.  I like to come to the park to photograph the geese.  When we arrived I didn't see any.   Shortly after our arrival, as if on queue, I started hearing the geese as they flew into the park It was a beautiful morning.

Today marks the 6th month of my journey.  I have learned so much from my experiences, and so much from many of you.  Thank you for all of your wonderful comments.  Your advise has helped bring me a long way.  One of the things that was interesting was that today's photo choice was the first one that I took.  In the beginning, I would have to take a lot of time with setting my camera, seeing the results, and then resetting the camera.  It seems that I can do that much more quickly now.

Lessons Learned:

  • I'm making progress.  It was useful to look over the past 6 months.
  • In photographing geese on the ground, or in the water, take time.  At first all of the geese were moving away from me.  I took a lot of butt shots.  As I just sat there for a while, they began to move more naturally, and I could once again photograph their heads.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/250 sec, Aperture f/4.0 (higher apertures show the dirt on my CCD in the solid blue sky, grrr), ISO 100, Focal Length 17 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 27mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, hand held, (I forgot my tripod), circular polarizer filter.


Elizabeth Gilje said...

I can't put my finger on how to describe it, but the composition is great!

Don't you just love when wildlife won't pose just right for you?!

webruci said...

Hello Steve:)
This is wonderful, you frame this picture the BEST, BEST way!!! You give a depth for the image, what is amazing!!! The colors are beautiful, the sky is too! ...the water, the hills! WELL DONE!!!

Please forgive me for I not commented some of your posts, but I was sick, and I still Flo.
I hope to get better soon.

Have a nice week:)

Kcalpesh said...

Which planet? :-O Amazing beauty!

- Pixellicious Photos

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

golden light, eh? :)

Gallow said...

Yes, the golden light of the early morning in the fall.

James said...

This may sound strange but the trees as a whole in this picture remind me of one of those dragons at a chinese festival. The ones that are held up on poles by several people and dance around. I like this a lot.

-"Do you happen to know if the bricks are a different color than the bricks in Palazzo Strozzi."

From looking at pictures I would have to agree. The size of the bricks are different. Come to think of it the original one might be made of stone.

AB said...

The row of trees is very pleasant to the eye.

Gallow said...

James, I see what you mean about the dragons. It does have that look. Good eye.

Gallow said...


Yes, wildlife has a mind of their own. lol