Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Week 29, Day 208, November 17, 2009, Chasing the Sun

Everyday as I leave work the Sun is closer and closer to the horizon.  There are two bus stops that are about equal distance from my building.  One is down the hill, and one is up the hill.  I went to the stop up the hill today because there isn't much of the direct sun at the lower stop.  Today's photo shows the direct sun on just the upper part of the building.

Lessons Learned:
  • Always keep a watch for the light.  The opportunities change all the time.  
  • Usually I set my camera to collect the photos in RAW format.  When I'm at a sporting event, I use JPEG because on my camera the burst rate is faster for JPEG.  Tonight I used RAW and JPEG, because I usually have to convert the files to JPEG for my photo blog.  When I'm not concerned about space, this helps speed up my processing.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/50 sec, Aperture f/5.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 19 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 31mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, hand held, circular polarizer filter.


Andrew said...

Man, I noticed almost the same thing today. When the sun is JUST about to go down, lingering over the horizon, you can take some truly awesome side-lighting pictures, and you get cool reflections and coronas from vehicles.

AB said...

A fine old building. Definitely worth a photograph.

webruci said...

I love how you took this picture. The sun make a leyer in the building. You have alightly and a shadow part:)