Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Monday, August 16, 2010

August 16

The problem I'm having with photographing here and now (central valley and summer) is that the light is just so darn intense and harsh.  In Washington I could pretty much take photos any time of day; there were usually interesting clouds or just muted light.  Here I'm finding myself photographing more and more at sunrise, sunset. Dawn, dusk.  The light is really intersting then.  This week I'm in a sleeping-in-mood (slight cold) so I'm doing a lot of sunset stuff, which is risky, because my photos don't always turn out.  I'm happy with this one though.  It's a scene I spotted last week and I've been stopping by here sometimes in the evening.  There are actually two horses that play and kick up dust in front of the setting sun, and it's so cool to watch.  Tonight is my first good photo night (totally dependent on when the farmer tosses dinner in...all play stops immediately then).  Anyway, I thought posting a photo from here would fix my need to photograph these horses, but I think there's more to explore here.  A Degas phase.
f/5.6, 1/60, 160mm, polarizer, vivid


Jessica said...

Beautiful shot Mel. The lighting is gorgeous.

Lewis said...

This is great!