Another beautiful morning, which often has me heading for high ground. There’s a small farm not too far from home which has all kinds of junk lying around. I’ve been up there a few times before, and photographed the barns a while back as part of this project.
This is another example of my sensor dodging technique, which is great when the stop difference is greater than the strength of your filters, or when there’s no straight line to match a filter up to (as in the example after the break). I’d have liked to have dropped the shutter speed slightly to darken down the highlights a little more, but you can only move your hand so fast. I think this is a reasonable balance.
Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 25mm; ISO 100; F/16; 0.3s. VC off.
This one was taken a few minutes earlier. The dodging was slightly easier because the shutter speed was slower, which gave more time for arm waving, but was complicated by the hard edge of the roof. It took quite a few attempts to get it right. I was particularly keen on the softening of the light through the cab of the truck, caused by the condensation on the windows. It caused an odd effect where it looks like part of the building behind it is missing.
Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 18mm; ISO 100; F/16; 1/4s. VC off.