Friday, March 5, 2010

Week 45, Day 312, March 5, 2010, Old Gravel Bed

I'm not sure why I like this one, but I do.  It's the old gravel bed on Conger Blvd. in Groton, NY.  It's been years since it has been used as a gravel bed, and now trees are beginning to grow.  Perhaps that's partly why I like it.

Lessons Learned:
  • Have your camera with you always.  I've learned this lesson over and over.  I just noticed the sun setting when I came out of the town hall paying for my dog's license.  I immediately grabbed the camera and began taking photos.
  • The 50 mm lens is very small, and easy to carry.
  • I took the time to learn how to set the settings on my new camera for the type of black and white photos that I like to take.  I now have a custom setting for it.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/125 sec, Aperture f/9.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 50 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 82mm, Lens Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, handheld.

8 comments:

toledonative said...

I like it too! I think I like it because it looks wild and untamed.

James said...

This is really good. I liked it from the second that I saw it in the dashboard.

Sandra said...

It's a very nice nature image. I like it because it looks like a piece of nature that has been untouched in a long time.
I keep "learning" the carry my camera with me, over and over. I guess I'm a slow learner.

Cloudbuster said...

This is a great image, Steve. Very haunting.

RuneE said...

Nature is reclaiming its own - well documented.

Yolanda said...

I love the way you captured the setting sun right over the crest! Very nice feel to this shot.

webruci said...

I like this picture too. The snow made a beautiful contrast with the trees.
Well your lesson is good, after I lost some good oportunity to take some good pictures, I never go out of home without my camera, not even when is raining:)

Andrey Dorokhov said...

50mm lens is a universal!
Lovely shot