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

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

August 4

I'm pretty happy with today's photo. I did head out early today just so I wouldn't get caught without any options late in the day today. These crop dusters are pretty common around here...a far cry from organic Oly! I liked that this one was bright yellow, so I pulled over the the side of the road to photograph. I think a slightly different angle would have maximized my polarizer, but otherwise I really like the color here. I also like that the spray line is so visible against the tree line. I moved the ISO to 200 to catch the plane a little clearer. Beyond those hills in the distance is Napa Valley. I'm going to head there later this week with my camera.

I'm still working in the Nikon picture style "vivid" which really intensifies the rich colors. My former photography teacher, Barbra, forwarded an article to us this week on what to do with the last roll of kodachrome. Seems like I'd burn through it pretty quickly...and it doesn't hurt that everyday here is a sunny day, ala Simon and Garfunkel. "When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school..."

f/5.6, 1/400, ISO200, 200mm, polarizer, vivid

1 comment:

DeDe said...

Melissa, I didn't get a chance to meet you at the CoC the other day, but your husband just introduced me to your blog - you have a brilliant eye! I am envious of your photography skills and natural talent.
Looking forward to meeting you, and checking out your blog more often!