“Messing about on the river”
OK, so there was no Day 5.
I was going to call today Day 5, after all I was away yesterday on business and I didn’t have a huge amount of time for photography. But, I did manage to get a little time late last night and the result of my one shot challenge was abysmal. Let’s not understate it, it was pretty woeful, even for me. It was blurred, out of focus and badly composed.
I was feeling pushed or time, so tried a shot of an ornament in the house. The object is quite nice, but I just didn’t do the right things and I hurried it.
I guess if I was to learn anything about yesterdays shot, it would be that sometimes you have to accept it’s not going to be worth the bother – if the shot isn’t there, you’re not going to get it.
Anyway, on with Day 6.
the weather’s turned here and as a result the blue skies are grey and that miserable drippy rain is – well – miserable and drippy.
I tried to work around that a little and took a stroll down to a railway bridge close to home and shot this.
(F/14, 1/13sec, 18mm, ISO-200, 28/05/2008)
I tried to follow on from Dermot’s comments the other day about lines heading into the distance, as well as give the horizon a bit more life than just the grey sky that was available. I also tried to get lower, both for perspective and to keep the tree I was hiding under out of the picture.
I feel the sky lets it down, and I’ll go back here when it’s a better day to see if it can be improved. A little more exposure might also help the dark areas under the tree in the right foreground.