4.04.2007

Grey, Contempletive Day


I stopped on the drive home from the barn this morning to photograph these woods. I inadvertently took the first shot on the night setting (left there from the Almost Night shot). Although I *corrected* the setting for the rest of my shots, this first one has the truest, and richest, colors of this grey day. Happy accident :).

11 comments:

jo(e) said...

My woods look much like this too today. You've really captured the season.

Paula said...

Happy accident indeed. Isn't it nice when that happens. I love the blue in 'Almost Night' that you posted below.
What kind of point and shoot do you have? You do such a great job with it.

Ampersand said...

Paula, I use a Nikon L3. It is really small and easy to carry aroud with me. For a point and shoot, it does a great job.

SusansPlace said...

I want to walk into those woods. Very peaceful photo!

Susan

LauraLiz said...

Gorgeous photo! It looks so peaceful here, yet bursting with "aliveness." You are taking some great pictures.

jeff said...

I relly like the last two pictures. The night shot, I am sure was especially difficult to shoot. Great color on both! The lone star and the lights on the ground have a nice compositional juxtoposition.

Ampersand said...

Jeff, the thing that made the night shot so difficult was keeping the camera still enough with the long exposure of the night setting.

I finally pressed the camera against the frame of the car door and got the shot. I took shots on both the dusk/dawn and night settings.

I can only imagine how much fun it would be to have a *real* camera to play with. I love the art that you are able to create with your camera!

I am dreaming of a DSLR for my birthday :).

Ampersand said...

Or was that Dali using her pseudonym?

jeff said...

No, that was me. Yes, you can do a lot more with a dslr, but it is much harder to hold still for those long exposures. It is also much more obtrusive to carry around. I'd like to get a nice point and shoot to keep in my pocket.

Ampersand said...

Yeah, I can definitely see your point with that. The smaller cameras are nice for this project.

And at $130, my camera is amazing at what it can do.

jayfish said...

nice. i can almost smell the leaves...