Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The sign that caught my eye

Dave
(92mm, F22, 1/13 sec, iso 100)

When I first saw the challenge the first thing I thought of was getting a pic at night of the ambulance I work on with the lights on and a back sync flash, but I didn't want to go in on my day off. So, Britt and I went for a drive (one of the things I love most about this blog). I took this pic. during the calm before the storm. I love scenery shots and liked the bright red of the sign against the darker post. I wanted everything to be in focus so I set my aperature to f/22 which resulted in avery slow shutter speed . Can I just say I love Nikon VR lenses?! I was too lazy to pull out the tripod so even with free standing and a slow shutter speed the pic turned out very clear.

(200mm, F 5.6, 1/1000 sec, iso 800, oops!)

This pic. is not in the running for this challenge but I wanted to post a pic for the last challenge. I got to busy to post one then. This reminds me of Easter because blossoms are like a rebirth and rain gives life! This is a pic. of the weeping cherry tree in my front yard it was spur of the moment so the settings on the camera were not what I really wanted but I think it turned out well.

11 comments:

Blake said...

great contrast and it is a great picture with the red words you are right! I think the blossoms picture is fantastic especially with the dew about drop.

Mindy said...

Oooh, I like it! I love the simplicity of your country scene, with the red warning. Good job! (Nice drops on the other pic too!)

Lindy Lue said...

i love the shots... you balance your contrast really well! i love the rich wood in the top... nice:)

Teri said...

Your Pictures are beautiful, love the first one you posted with the fence, I love fences, there is just something about them, and the bottom one is gorgeous too of the little blossoms with water droplets. Great photography!

Jackie said...

I love the fence, and the background and everything about the shot! Great job!

Brittney said...

LOVE both these shots! I like how you utilized the rule of thirds to really bring attention to the sign in the top picture. Great job babe!

Katy said...

WOW, both are amazing!!!!! I didn't know the "rule of thirds" that Brittney was talking about, but what a COOL RULE (love that i'm learning through comments too) it's a great shot!! And weeping cherry trees are my utter favorite tree out there... just BEAUTIFUL! The shot is PERFECT for Easter... wow, impressive!

Rachel H. said...

Both are awesome pictures! Seriously!

I do love the fence picture. VERY neat how the color just pops against the simplicty of the background. Vintage and FUN!!! GREAT job!

K Harker said...

Like every one else, I love the fence in this it's very rich in texture yet so simple.

Erin Wageman said...

Wow! I love the rustic gate, with the bright red keep out! It reminds me of my home, (farm country) Great shot. and your easter picture is amazing, I love the clarity of the rain, and the beautiful pink buds, great focus!

Charles & Amanda said...

My husband saw the keep out sign shot and really like this one. I agree, I love the rustic feel.