One of the oldest of Photography “Rules” is in play here. I say “Rules” because, of course, there are no rules ,and those that have been passed down come with the caveat, “made to be broken.” Over the years though, I’ve found this one is worth remembering: when all else fails, get low! As it was, this was no shot at all when I first saw it. The distant dark tree line swallowed the scene. But by getting low, the high grass stalks met that incredible orange of the dawn sky and bingo, a scene worth capturing. I thought it was a rather pleasing shot. So did my followers on flickr. It got a lot of hits and faves and so forth. I decided to put it on my web site and sold a small print the first day. So, a worthwhile photography that all came about because I “went low.” Mind you, “getting low” is not something I do much of these days. At my age, getting low is one thing, getting back vertical is quite another, but this shot made even the complaining knees worth it. Nikon D800E. 18-35mm lens. Thanks for the look and have a great week.
I’m addicted to Sunrises. I’m up just about every morning checking the pre-dawn sky and if I see a few clouds, I’m on it. I had noticed the high grass along one of the paths to the field beyond and I knew the sun would come up right in line with it so that’s where set up my tripod and Nikon D800E Camera. I used a Nikon 24-120mm lens set at 31mm. f/22 which gives the sun the star effect; exposure was 1/80th which for me anyway requires a tripod. I’m pretty steady up to 1/60th but beyond that, gotta use the SLIK tripod. Manual exposure setting using spot metering. I take my reading on the bright section of sky away from the sun and lock the exposure;frame up the shot and shoot it. ISO was 400 with Auto white balance. Nikon cameras do very well in my opinion using the auto white balance. I was pleased with the results. A perfect example I think of the Sun making a shot. It even makes the weeds look good.
For all of you stateside, have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. And for everbody, have a great weekend. See you soon on most of this same blog.
One of my favorite views here on the farm and I fell under its spell again on this morning. I just had to capture the early morning light sparkling on the heads of the high grass. That’s cotton growing on both sides of the path. You seldom hear anything out here but your thoughts.
Nikon D600 / 24-120 mm f/4 lens set at 24mm. No Filters.
Thanks as always for the visit and have a Great Evening.
This shot of the high field yesterday morning may give you some inkling of the abundance of rain we have had here so far this rummer. Normally the grass is nowhere near this green. Nor are the soybeans. We had another inch an a half yesterday afternoon and this morning another half inch. Last summer, we couldn’t buy a drop. Thanks for the look and have a great week.