Saturday, December 31, 2011

Today’s Photo 12-31-11

This -- as far as people on the East Coast are concerned -- is the middle of nowhere. Upson County, Georgia. Still, I had to use a long lens to crop out most of the lights, and iPhoto to retouch 5 other lights out of the picture.

In the words of Teddy Roosevelt; “The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it.”

He may have been talking about the Grand Canyon but the words are nearly universal. Oh well. We have to live someplace and we need light. I just wish we could all be a little more sensitive about “marring” the Earth.

© Don Brown 2011 (Click on the picture to enlarge)

And just because someone is dying to know these things...

Nikon D80 with a 80-200mm F2.8 Nikon lens
F8@6 seconds
Two Cokin Graduated Neutral Density filters (taking the sky down 4 stops in total.)
In addition, a happen accident. I was messing around photographing a building by the street light before dawn and accidentally left the “White Balance” on Tungsten. That made the valley fog slightly bluer.

Don Brown
December 31, 2011


Air Traffic Mike said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Happy New Year to you and yours, Don.

May 2012 be your best year ever.

XxXxX said...

Yay! Thanks Don, this will help me a lot with my photography. ISO is nice too ;-)

Don Brown said...


1) You're welcome.

2) Don't get used to it.

3) I'm thinking of opening a Flickr account. If I do, I'll let you know. Then we can talk photography without boring everybody else to death. Photographers love all this stuff. But this ain't a photography blog. Well, at least not yet, anyway. :)

Thanks for looking and (hopefully) reading.

Don Brown

Don Brown said...

Thanks Mike. Happy New Year to you and yours.

Don Brown

XxXxX said...

Don, I use give it a look!