I took a moment this evening to drive out to Yate’s Mill. I gave myself the challenge of only making 3 shots within 30 minutes. By the time I got to the mill the sun was already behind most of the trees, leaving less-than-desirable lighting. Here are the results:
1st Shot – Pretty standard shot. Cold and technical. Reflections of autumn leaves and old buildings. Sigh… I’m feeling so not creative these days.
2nd Shot – I underexposed the tree to make it a silhouette against the sky to showoff the beautiful branches and leaves. I love how fractal-looking the tree is and the super smooth gradient of the orange-colored sky.
3rd Shot – I was walking past these old, disposed millstones and noticed the neat colors, textures, and geometry. I settled on this being my final shot for the night.
Only 3 shots made in 30 minutes or less. I think this was a pretty cool way to go out shooting when you don’t really have anything specific in mind to shoot. I felt especially picky about what I was willing to shoot. It made my digital camera feel a bit more like a film camera in that before tripping the shutter I made sure everything was set correctly in the camera and that I had a pleasing composition. Good luck and have fun with this!
Nikon D600 w/ Nikon 50mm f/1.4 G AF-S (the only lens I own anymore)