Standing Tall

Standing Tall

This was another example of why you should always have your camera with you. It was about 8am and I had to take something across campus, and even though I did not have a free hand I figured I might as well take my D200 with me just in case. So I strapped it to my back, trekked across campus, dropped off the package, and turned to walk back when I spotted this flower-covered branch poking up from amidst a sea of white clouds. It almost appeared to have some sort of inner light, a glow if you will, since the sun was low on the horizon and had not reached its full intensity for the day. I tried a few different aperture values, and ended up with the ol’ trusty f/4. It has lately become my go-to aperture for most outdoor shooting, though having the option of blowing things wide open at f/1.8 sure is handy when you need it.

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