Monday, January 4, 2010

Week 36, Day 256, January 4, 2010, "Needs Paint"

This is the fourth photo in my cellar series.  How many of you thought that one could get inspiration from a dirty old cellar?

There is an old wooden door that is in desperate need of a paint job.  (It's probably lead paint, so I don't think I'll refinish it.)

Although this photo looks a little like a sepia tint it isn't.  That just happens to be the color, and the lighting that was on the door.  I tried some sepia shots, but actually liked this one better. 

Lessons Learned:
  • Monday Nights are my busiest nights, so I have the least amount of time for photography.  I try and have something in mind when I start to try and speed up the process.  I'm not sure that's a good thing for creativity, but sometimes it is necessary when there is a short time frame.  I imagine that it's similar for weddings.  Wedding have a very short amount of time to take the right shots.  I think it's better to have something in mind for a lot of the photograph of a wedding.  Any wedding photographers out there that want to share their insight?
Photo details: Exposure time 10 sec, Aperture f/22, ISO 100, Focal Length 50 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 82mm, Lens Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, tripod.


Andrew said...

Don't you love having a tripod so you can do 10 second exposures? :)

The texture on this is fantastic, and I like the lighting, too. Makes it look old. Which I'm sure it is.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

crop it just so and it would look like a desert landscape eh?

Yolanda said...

A great perspective and wonderful texture and shadows. I love this! Very interesting that it was shot at 10 seconds! I think this may be my favorite of the cellar series.

Nicki said...

Texture is amazing!

Samantha White said...

you continue to amaze me with this series!

RuneE said...

I enjoyed that one very much - simple and with a great effect.

PS Careful with the lead. I suppose there are some places where you can dispose of such waste?

James said...

I really really want to get a tripod. I can't decide which one though. This is a really cool picture. The old paint is awesome!