Sunday, March 21, 2010

Week 47, Day 326, March 21, 2010, Dinner for One

I went for two walks this afternoon.  The first one I took my cameras and our dog Tank.  Needless to say, there wasn't much photography.  I took Tank for a walk in the woods with the neighbor, and his dog.  They had a great time together, and I got a work out trying to hold the leash.  He seemed to have a great time smelling everything in sight.

The second walk I took only my cameras.  I walked through the old orchard behind our house.  This led to a field with a hedge row.  I followed the hedge row to the woods beyond the field.  There is an old stone fence all along the hedge row.  In some parts it has fallen down, in others large trees have fallen on it.  I took a lot of photos.

On the way back I noticed something on one of the tree branches.  When I got closer I notices it was part of an ear of corn.  It looks like some animal took and put it on a branch to chew, and look over the fields.  It is a seat with a wonderful view.  All that is needed is a candle.

Lessons Learned:
  • I tend to find many things to photograph when I take walks in nature.  It's a good way to get a photo for the day.  Many times it is difficult to choose which photo to use.  
  • I can more easily see what light works, and what light doesn't work when I'm getting ready to take a photograph.  This helps in that I don't waste as much time with things that I have a pretty good idea that won't work.  I guess this could be a blessing or a curse, in that I might miss some serendipitous photos.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/160 sec, Aperture f/4, ISO 400, Focal Length 34 mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, hand held.


Andrew said...

I like the post-processing! Sepia tone was a good choice for sure.

James said...

Perfect for sepia tone!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

kinda melancholy sight, eh?

Kmo said...

Love the angle you chose for the shot!

AB said...

Nice find, well photographed, charmingly reported