Thursday, February 11, 2010

Week 41, Day 292, February 11, 2010, Quiet Area

This is another image in the Law School Court yard at Cornell. I think this is an image that looks better larger.  I like how the shadows and light played on the tree. On the left with a dark background the tree has the sun reflecting off the branches, while on the other side of the tree shadows darken the branches.  I also like the dark shadows on the bright wall behind the tree. 
It's been a while since we have had sun, so maybe that's why it stood out to me.

Lesson Learned:
  • I'm beginning to get away from trying to capture whole objects.  I think sometimes it's more important to capture just an interesting portion of an object.  (Although this photo doesn't represent the lesson as well.) 
Photo details: Exposure time 1/1600 sec, Aperture f/2.8, ISO 400, Focal Length 98 mm, Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, handheld. 


Andrew said...

Look awesome! I like all your recent B&Ws, they all look really good.

RuneE said...

I agree with your lesson statement, and this is nice subject for monochrome.

Hal said...

I also am learning not worrying about catching everything, just the interesting portion as you put it. Really good catch.

Yolanda said...

Love the tonal range on this b/w - great building with many textures and shadows - a very interesting composition! Beautiful!

TheColorTree said...

I love this image! Would be great to blow it up so it covers an entire wall.