Saturday, October 27, 2007

Fall Colors

So living in the Midwest does have its advantages to California. We actually have color on the trees out here, and lots of it. It is really hard to drive because I am not only looking at all the trees instead of the road but I also want to stop every 5 minutes to take pictures. My newest thing is to look for large amounts of contrast and backlighting.

I hope you enjoy these pics.

Technical: I used several different lenses for many of these shots, depending on what I took with me or what shoot I was on. One thing I have come to appreciate more though is the use of my telephoto zoom. I used to use this lense different, but lately I have loved to use it for leaves on trees... or in other words, things that are fairly close to me instead of things far away. I have been experimenting more with it and utilizing the compression effects and out of focus look I can so easily get with it. There was a time I almost sold this thing too. I think it was Galen Rowell that stated the most used lenses in his lineup are a light, fixed wide angle and a telephoto zoom.

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