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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Solitude

I shot this at Peace Valley Park the day after a snowstorm (one of the 'early' ones this year).  For such a simple shot, there's a bunch going on there.  I like, I hope you do too. I was wrestling with monochrome for this, but I really like to color in the leaf. 

Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
100mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/160 sec @ f5.6
ISO 200
Curves adjusted for contrast
1/3 right crop

11 comments:

Dario Ferrari Photos said...

Great photo..! I like very much the composition and the meaning..!

Bye
Dario

Renee said...

I like it--very simple and well composed!

James said...

Nice picture and title. The 50mm is fun. Now I'm dreaming about a canon 5D Mark ii with a 17 55 2.8 lens or a 24-70mm f/2.8. I'll probably end up buying one of those lenses next. The 5D might take a while though.

Marka said...

Solitude is a good thing sometimes.

Woody said...

Thank you for visiting Dario!

Woody said...

Thank you Renee. From simple minds come simple (you fill in the blank).

Woody said...

James, I take my camera everywhere, including work. I had to take some photographs of the internals one of our products to send to my team in India and I turned my camera on and it was totally dead. I panicked. I was thinking maybe I can use the Canon Customer Loyalty program to upgrade to a 50D. Then, common sense stepped in, I charged the battery, and it worked fine. Sigh. I thought I had a 'good' excuse to upgrade, but I'm afraid not. I lust for a 5DMkII as well, but my 10-22 won't work on that body and I seriously love that glass. I know the

Do your homework on the 24-70, read lots of reviews and decide which features are most important. I was up in the air between that and the 24-105 and I bought the 105, primarily because the 24-70 doesn't have IS.

Woody said...

Marka, Solitude is a very good thing some times. I think that's why I like to photograph at parks. Of course, there's nothing like a good motorcycle ride for some quality solitude.

Anya said...

Lonely leaf
soooooo cute :-)
Unique photo ..

(@^.^@)

Woody said...

Thank you Anya!

Marilla said...

I love the sparkling snow! Beautiful shot.