365-71 Nice view from here

I was sitting in traffic at a red light when this big dog popped its head out a couple of cars in front of me. I happened to have my camera handy, so I grabbed a shot through my dirty windshield and into the bright late afternoon sun. No rule of thirds on this shot, within a second the dog went back in the car and the light turned green. With all of the glare, I was amazed it turned out at all and it’s what probably caused the green and gold colors. I tried some color corrections during processing but it made the shot look too “normal”. Pentax K20D, DA55-300.

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  One thought on “365-71 Nice view from here

  1. Nathan Stitt
    March 13, 2011 at 8:39 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen bokeh like that before, in the white glare of the sun off a car, right? Also, love the silhouette of the dog with a GREEN background. Very nice.

    • March 13, 2011 at 7:56 pm

      Thanks. The bokeh is the car between us. It was silver, I believe, so it was pretty bright. The colors are as recorded by the camera, probably from a combination of glare, flare and a dirty windshield.

  2. March 14, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Hey! I absolutely love this shot! Thanks for your comment over on my blog. I know exactly what you mean about people using high-end gear and creating less than inspiring work and getting tons of raves for it. In fact, I just got beat out for an engagement session by a “sister who is a professional photographer” and I checked out her work and it is a wonder people get paid for some of the stuff they produce! So, I’ll keep chugging happily away with my Canon Rebel and 50mm 1.8 and you with your Pentax and we’ll create magic that no one will care about except for us 🙂

    • March 14, 2011 at 2:50 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Rachel. I like your work, by the way. In the end, it’s about the image and mood you want to create or show.

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