Today’s weather was interspersed with rain and sun, which meant that there were beautiful cumulus clouds everywhere, and a few rainbows! Unfortuantly the rainbows were to faint to see once photographed, but I was still able to take a short jaunt to the same nearby corn field that I’ve shot in a few times, now. Most recently on Tuesday night.
There is just something about the open field, surrounded by trees, and the large, gnarly oak trees that make awesome silhouettes. I wonder how it will look thought the lens once the corn starts coming in around June.
18 mm, 1/25 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens (After the Rain)
32 mm, 1/30 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens (Sundown on the Farm)
One thing I’m noticing about my shooting habits is my huge hesitation to go above ISO 100; I usually don’t even think about bumping up ISO unless my the lighting conditions required too slow a shutter to be hand held. I think I tend to pull out a tripod before bumping up ISO, if I have the time/tripod available. Any thoughts on this? Should I ‘explore’ the higher ISOs to see how they do, or keep trying to say at ISO 100?
It’s taken long enough, but Winter decided to show up, half way through January. We’ve had a few days of ‘normal’ January weather, and last night it finally snowed a couple of inches!! I knew as I went to bed last night that I would finally get to shoot some true winter photos 🙂
I had a hard time picking out which one(s) to put up, so if you would like the see some more, please check out my Flickr Photostream.
55 mm, 1/100 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400 (Snow, Tree, & Lichen)
55 mm, 1/100 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400 (Snow on Backhoe Treads)
55 mm, 1/60 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 (Snow on Fir Tree)