Sunday, November 22, 2009

Week 30, Day 213, November 22, 2009, Golden Rod


I've been looking at the golden rod for a while, and have been thinking how it has a natural sepia look to it this time of year.


The sun came out again today, and I didn't have to work.  I was able to take some time and try and capture a photo of the golden rod.

I like this photo, but it still isn't quite what I had in my minds eye.  I hope to get another shot at it before the snow comes.  My favorite part is the look of the leaves.  You may have to click on the images to get a closer look.

I'm very inspired by Elisabeth Bacon and her sepia work on her blog Creative--Bits and Pieces.  If you have a chance check it out.

Lessons Learned:
  • I've never noticed how brown golden rod gets this time of year.  It's very beautiful.
  • I needed a narrower aperture in this photo.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/320 sec, Aperture f/2.8, ISO 100, Focal Length 70 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 396mm, Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, tripod, circular polarizer filter.

2 comments:

Andrew said...

You may want to try with some really dramatic side lighting.

ruma2008 said...

It is fascinating expression.

It is excited various imagination in a simple color.