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.


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.