Monday, May 12, 2014

Morning in Gettysburg

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.

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