This month's theme for the photo club is "depth". I decided to take photos of the old well.
What a project it turned out to be. The well is about 30 feet deep. The lighting was very tricky.
- At first I tried an incandescent bulb on a trouble light. I lowered the light down near the water. The photo didn't work very well. It was light near the top of the well, and light near the bottom of the well. It was difficult to see the rocks. I then covered the top of my camera to reduce the sun light. This helped, but was still two dark near the top of the well.
- I next tried Christmas Tree lights to try and give lighting throughout the well. This failed as well.
- Finally I pulled out a halogen Flood light and put it in the top of the well shining down the well. I had to offset the light so that the camera could have an unobstructed view of the well. I used a clamp and a 2x4 to clamp the light off to the right of the photo.