365-349 Rural portraits
Unlike the portraits I took a while ago for 365-129, I didn’t have a nice sunny spring day to work with. It was dark and rainy today so I couldn’t fudge too much on exposure. I just set the ISo at 800 and left the lens at f/5.6 and drove through the same area as those previous shots hoping to catch some kind of rural life. These farms are on narrow rural roads just outside of town but there is an amazing amount of traffic, and it goes fast. Since there are very few places to stop my vehicle, I often have to shoot from the road. After carefully checking my mirrors and looking ahead for oncoming vehicles, I can just about stop and grab a real quick shot before there is a car approaching at a high rate of speed, with not much room to go around me. So I’ve learned to preset my camera and work quick when I’m in the area. I win some, I lose some that way but, thankfully, no accidents. Pentax K20D, DA18-135.