Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Is this art?

I had the rare chance to shoot a deer, this morning. The creature appeared behind my house as I was getting ready to leave for Bridgewater, I was lucky enough to have my gear bag close at hand. I carefully and quickly attached the 70-300mm VR to my D60, got out of the car, and expected the animal to bolt - but it didn't. I squeezed off about eight frames. I had to bump up the ISO to 800, and, still, at 1/125th second wide-open @ f/5.6, the files were underexposed. Thankfully, I shoot RAW and can fix most mistakes plus I made it into a b/w file.

I added some noise/grain to this for effect, kind of looks like a painting....

Monday, April 4, 2011

Bridge views - Upper LaHave

I have driven past this bridge a thousand times and never really noticed the brook and trees that surround it near the old Highway 3 road. I decided on Saturday to stop and photograph it, very aesthetically pleasing but not spectacular. I need to return here in the fall....D60 and 16-85mm VR.