Monday, December 14, 2009

Week 33, Day 235, December 14, 2009, Sometimes Simple is Better


I was meeting my wife in Cortland, NY for dinner tonight.  She finished work at 7:00 PM, so I had some time to kill.  I grabbed my camera, and decided to photograph the Christmas decorations on Main Street.   I did take some photos of the lights on the trees that line the street.

I decided to wander some of the sides streets, and came upon an old Episcopal Church.  It's a beautiful church, and had the lights turned on.  In addition it had two simple wreaths on the door.  This was the decoration that I was looking for.

Lessons Learned:
  • I'm finding that I'm learning my way around the camera in the dark.  I'm getting used to pushing the buttons without being able to read them.  I think this is the advantage of using a camera for a long time.  When I purchase my next camera, I'm going to have to use it a lot before I'm ready to take it to events that need quick settings changes.
Photo details: Exposure time 6 sec, Aperture f/7.1, ISO 100, Focal Length 17 mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, tripod.

5 comments:

Elizabeth Gilje said...

Very nice shot. There must be some shrubs as well, there are nice symmetrical shadows on the first steps. It seems like you could fold this picture in half!

Hope you had a nice dinner!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

like a Christmas card :)

webruci said...

You are right! Is simple the best!
I love the lighting in dor and all the simple decoration. Good job and view.

RuneE said...

A very neat composition - symmetry all the way.

PS Thank you for the comment - it was not dangerous :-) There was a pedestrian lane to the left of the barrier.

ruma2008 said...

I agree to your indication.

Clasps and the color of the door.
The color of the wall.
Lights,Handrails.

They are gathered up and create elegant atmospheres.
Simple is good.

From the Far East.
Greetings.