"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. " .... Ansel Adams
Monday, October 17, 2011
The colors and texture of this silo caught my eye as we drove by. So we turned around. Got out..and shot. Perspective. It really is a lot about perspective...when it deals with photography. I took many different views of this barn/silo landscape. I think it was the field of soy beans in front of it that captured me as much as the barn and silo themselves.
This one, I focused on the bean field...leaving the barns/silo a bit blurred in the distance. I think I could have had a bit larger of an aperture and blurred them a bit more for a little more mystery but I'm okay with the way it turned out. (smiling)
Sunday, October 16, 2011
I was able to spend some quality time with my niece and her daughter and other members of my family this past weekend...in Ohio...for fall. I didn't get to see all the fall color as I had hoped...and no covered bridges...but there was plenty else to wet my photography pallete with. My niece sent me a picture of this last year...so it was, of course, on the top of my list to discover this year. I think every town should have one of these. It's just pretty cool.
Monday, October 10, 2011
I had a great trip to the UP this past weekend with some awesome photographer friends. It was the most perfect weekend we could ever ask for. (More pics to be shared soon.) I left a bit earlier than everyone else in hopes to get home and take care of some things before I really had to return to reality. Unfortunately...well, actually, fortunately for me and my Nikon friend....
We happened upon this sunrise coming up over the eastern edge of Lake Michigan....as we travelled down the west side from Door County. I discovered it looking out the window to see what I could see. With no where to stop...Until I came upon a roadside picnic area...passed itup...kicked myself a couple times and turned around. For once...not missing the shot.
This shot, taken with my 28 - 300 Tamron...behind some bushes that had already dropped their leaves. Again..another perspective to provide a different view of the world we are blessed with.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
They had this CX Race in my 'backyard' this weekend. I had to watch it. Brought back memories of when my boys raced. It was really awesome when they crossed by the river reflecting the colors of fall. I'm pretty sure I saw each and everyone of them slow down in awe as they peddled by.
(I used the sports mode to get some of these shots...if not to actually take the picture but atleast to meter them to see what to play around with in the manual mode.)