The creativity is just taking a nose dive lately. Maybe I’m a little burnt from trying the every day photo thing. Of course, I don’t have long to go and I’ll keep it up but it’s wearing a little. It’s not that I’m not seeing potential photos, I do, but I’m not being able to take any. I often see great photo ops while I’m driving down an interstate and obviously can’t slam on my brakes…”well you see officer, the lighting was just right on that barn…”. Or I just can’t get to where I want, be it private property, a fenced in industrial complex, or over a cliff. I push myself to get photos at times but I’m not crazy.
So, for lack of a better shot, My photo today is, again, some fall foliage. This time in all of its monochrome splendor! After doing some work today I swung through the park hoping I could get some slow exposure shots of blowing leaves but just as I set up the sun came breaking through the clouds and it was just too bright for such a shot. Where’s that 10-stop ND filter when you need one….oh yeah, I don’t have one. Anyhow, I took a few straight normal photos but in color they just looked dull and… well, “normal”, so I had to think of something different. As regular readers know, I’ve been experimenting with some alternative monochrome conversions and they seem to work best with nature photos. So, without further ado, trees. Pentax K20D, DA17-70.
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