Friday, December 12, 2008

Golden walkway

The morning of the Elgin 1440 project started out gray and dreary, but the sun eventually made its appearance and stuck around for most of the rest of the day. This photograph is one of five of mine that were accepted into the Elgin 1440 exhibition.

The morning sun provided a nice backlight for a row of trees along Riverside Drive, turning them into a glowing canopy. I also liked how the lamp posts mimicked the row of trees. A 200mm focal length compressed the elements of the photo together, creating a tunnel effect with the perspective. Focus was set on the nearest tree. I let the camera call the exposure on this shot, which included boosting the light in shadow areas. There was very little adjustment that needed to be made in Photoshop afterward.

The Cultural Arts Commission here in town is considering another 1440 project for sometime in February with a winter theme. I'm there.

Have a great weekend.

Click on this post's headline for image EXIF data. Photograph © 2008 James Jordan.

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