Friday, April 15, 2011
I posted another version of this picture a few days ago. I took several different exposures and really played around with this picture trying to decide what I liked the best. When I took these shots, it was a spur of the moment thing. The sunset was so gorgeous as I was driving home on the highway and I really wanted to capture it but knew the sun would be completely set by the time I got home. So I thought about this grain elevator and the railroad tracks and decided to run over there real quick to capture just a piece of the sunset. But when I got there, I realized what I really wanted to capture was the small town scene of the grain elevator and the tracks.
So this exposure (as compared to the first one I posted) puts more emphasis on the grain elevator by illuminating and sharpening it much more than in the first picture. But the colors of the sky still play a very important role in the background of the picture. So my question to you is, which one do you prefer and why?
Technical Notes: Nikon D700, Nikkor 28-89mm f/3.3-5.6G, ISO 3200, Focal Length 80mm, f/10, 1/100, Auto White Balance, Spot Metering.