Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Rusty Old Truck Take 2
Today as I was cruising the net for interesting new Presets to download, I came across one called "Hard Surfaces." I immediately thought of my rusty old truck pictures and went back and a had a second look at them. I found one that I thought I had almost gotten right, but something just wasn't right about how I'd composed it. So tonight, knowing I had a new Preset to play with, I set out to my back fence to take some new pictures of the truck, in different light, and to get the composition correct this time. When I took pictures of the truck a few days ago, it was cold & rainy outside and it was about an hour and a half before sunset. Tonight's picture was taken about 15 minutes after sunset and it was a lovely 65 degrees outside.
I can't help but wonder what this truck's story is? I have my theories but I'd love to hear yours if you're game!
Technical Notes: Nikon D70, Nikkor 55-200 f/4-5.6, ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/20, White Balance set to Shade which is a pre-programmed option on the D70. I find this setting works well after sunset.