Sunday, April 18, 2010

Week 51, Day 353, April 17, 2010, Waiting for a Hair Cut

You might recognize this building from the "Doggy in the Window" post.

Today over 100 students from Cornell University, and many students from the High School got together for spring cleaning in Groton.  The volunteers braved the elements of rain and cold to spruce up the town.  They did an incredible job. The Greater Groton Photo Club was asked to take photos.  As we were photographing the students, I noticed Don and Wilson waiting for a hair cut across the road.  I asked Don to look down the street, so they would look more natural.

Lessons Learned:
  • This is a photo that I like the composition, but it's blurry.  I needed a faster shutter speed.  Many times when people are involved I find myself feeling rushed to capture the moment, and I'm not as careful with my camera settings.  I need to remember this, and try and improve my technique.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/40 sec, Aperture f/8.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 40 mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, handheld. 


toledonative said...

I like the composition a lot too! I have the same problem when photographing people and animals. I think that's why I took 101 shots at the zoo today, yet published only the photos of flowering trees, not a single one of an animal!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Funny we missed you Steve, we saw Donald and Wilson just moments before!