September 18 - Springfield

Just a quick post from two trips into town with a camera. When I woke this morning, it was raining so I headed downtown. To me, city scenes like this look so much better when it's cloudy and wet.

This was take with a really long lens that compressed the background - there must be thousands of electric and phone lines in this picture.


These first three pictures were taken from roughly the same location - here's another view.


My camera was right next to the ground for this picture to get the reflections where I wanted.


Later in the evening a few folks from the camera club met at Sequiota Park, and photographed the nearby lime processing plant (at least that's what I think it does). The image was processed with a relatively cool white point, and during its 60 second exposure a few cars found their way into the picture. This looked good in black and white, but I like the color version better.

2 comments:

  1. Tim - I see some "starlighting" from the lights at the top of the building, but I wouldn't have expected this, since you were shooting at a fairly wide apeture. In our last discussion at the Firehouse we talked about a small apeture being best for this effect, at least with the sun or moon. Is the fact that these are smaller light sources the reason your getting the starlighting here?

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  2. I see what you mean - this photo was shot at f/5.0 for 60 seconds with a 10mm lens. Maybe it's because it's a long exposure? I wish I knew! Guess it's time to do some experiments and find out.

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