Saturday, December 26, 2009

Week 35, Day 247, December 26, 2009, Tools of the Trade

We live in an old farm house.  It was built in the middle 1800's.  The cellar is stone, and there are some old garden tools, and milk cans.  A great place to take photos.

This is the first in probably a series.  I'm going to try and take different types of photos from the cellar.

Lessons learned:
  • I think that the cellar has interesting potential.  It has a dirt floor, interesting walls, lots of spider webs, and old tools.  I think that somehow the places that we don't spend a lot of time are the most interesting to photograph.
Here's a photo challenge.  What strange places do you have where you live?
This Monochrome concept came from Aileni at The Monochrome Weekly

Photo details: Exposure time 10 sec, Aperture f/8.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 23 mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, tripod.


Andrew said...

That's cool, I like the monochrome. If I didn't know better, I would say that picture was taken with a really really old film camera.

Nicki said...

I have a cellar just like yours, Steve. I hate going down there and no tools of the trade around. I will have to look for a place that is cool to take pics around here.

Kari said...
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Gallow said...

Thank you Andrew. I was going for the old camera look.

Nicki, Usually the only time that I go into our basement is when I have to fix something.

Gallow said...

I accidentally posted the third comment as my daughter, so I deleted it an reposted as myself.

James said...

Very nice shot steve and you certainly achieved the old camera look. The celler series aounds great!

Regarding your question about the timing of the icicle drop photos. It took about a minute to narrow down the right shutter speed and F-stop. Then I took a few shots and I think I only missed one of the drops. :)

Yolanda said...

I am usually drawn in to those type of photos, dimly-lit, creepy places, urban decay, etc. I don't have a cellar where I live, but I do agree that great photo opportunities exist in the places we normally don't like to spend our time. When I think about places where I shoot, they are places that I love - the coast, nature, the mountains, my home - places where I feel comfortable and blissful. I should try to shoot in places where I don't feel comfortable. Brilliant idea! I like the feel of your cellar shot, and look forward to your series.

Julie said...

Your cellar has loads of potential, Steve, if this image is anything to go by, It works so well in sepia.

I would love to see what you can do with the milk-can. It has a lovely shape.

Health and happiness to you as we track into 2010.

awarewriter said...

Please continue the series Steve. This first one is a great image. You really capture the feel, the mood with the wonderful textures and tones. Sepia works well here.