Day 13 - unlucky for some!
Day 13 - unlucky for some!
Canon 500D, EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM @ 43mm, Full EXIF, PAD slideshow. I bounced a flash off the ceiling for a little more light.
I was in Baltimore today, and went to the Hard Rock Cafe for a late lunch, figuring there might be some interesting things on the wall. When I saw John Lennon's Pentax, the search was over. I have no idea why it's in Baltimore, although the room it's in is some room that was supposedly transplanted from elsewhere. Or the Beatles may have played Baltimore in the early years: Baltimore does get some pretty big musical names, to this day.
It's in a glass case, of course, which hurts the quality. I planned to go back and try with the tabletop tripod I carry in my bag, but there was a party at the table by then, and the table was loaded. I'll probably go back: maybe they'll even open the case for me.
C&C always appreciated.
Today's image is a commission shoot for a chap who's daughter is now working overseas, and is missing home a little. My first inclination was to take the shot (a very panoramic view) from over the balcony, but the more I thought about it, the more I thought that including a little bit of the home as well would add a new dimension to the image (warts and all). Thank goodness for my 14mm lens!
Small town with clouds.
The day started off with a temperature of 0.1 C inside the bus. The air coming out of the refrigerator felt warm by comparison. This narrow band of wispy cloud flew over from the South just before lunch-time and I raced along to the main street to catch it just before it disappeared.
Creation date: 13/07/2010 11:49
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
Focal length: 18*mm*(equiv. 27*mm)
Exposure time: variable
ISO speed rating: 200/24°
Metering Mode: Center-weighted average
White Balance: Auto
Focus Mode: AF-C
Noise Reduction: Off
Flash: Flash did not fire
Excellent, Colin - the balcony anchors the shot beautifully, makes it much better than "just a seascape."
And very well done! The clouds paralleling the buildings are perfect. Blue sky, clouds parallel the roofline, long shadows: a great composition.
This narrow band of wispy cloud flew over from the South just before lunch-time and I raced along to the main street to catch it just before it disappeared.
I think I don't have to say how great your botanic shots are anymore, since I did a lot of times already. But this is again a exceptional shot. What did you do for PP? It looks like a image from a biology book.
Last edited by Dave Humphries; 13th July 2010 at 08:06 PM.
I notice how inspiration can vary from day to day. Today I cycled around until I found something worth shooting. Though I like cycling straight to an area with the shot already in my head.
1/1000s . f/16.0 . ISO 200 . 18 mm
Nice clouds. How did you manage to get the parallel to the houses, to me clouds never listen.
How did your camera (and you) cope with the cold?
I remember a tried the catch the sunset once at about -15 degrees. My shawl froze on the tripod when I bent over the camera but the camera was fine.
Anyone knows what temperatures cameras can handle?
I screwed up. My day 13 is in day 12. Blame it on the NZ vino last night...
MOD Note: Fixed now all part of the service
Last edited by Dave Humphries; 13th July 2010 at 08:11 PM.
Last edited by Dave Humphries; 13th July 2010 at 08:10 PM.
Day 12 or 13 its a brilliant specimen and a cracking presentation....
By the way I like NZ vino... which one