Monday, May 12, 2014
I spent about two hours in Gettysburg this morning. Part of that time was spent carrying a camera about. I haven't done that too often there. Most of the time I end up finding a cannon, or a row of them, and making fantastically boring pictures.
This time I decided I wanted to try and do silhouette of one of the horse and rider monuments. I'd tell you who this is, but I completely forgot to photograph, or even look at, the name plate. The reason for this choice is I made a similar picture a long time ago when I first got my film cameras. I recall really liking it when I made it. The last time I looked at it I realized it wasn't that good. I wanted to see if I could make one a bit more interesting.
These are better than the one I made so long ago. But, I'll take another crack at it sometime.
On a technical note, there is enough dynamic range captured on these I can dial full detail back into the statues if I wanted. That is crazy, because my capture exposure was a deliberate underexposure of the sky.
I like silhouettes, but I think it will be a while before I match the one at the top of my 2011 Favorites page.
This last picture, I can't decide if I like or not. But, I realize there has to be some reason I can't dismiss it completely.
Posted by Ken at 9:18 PM