Saturday, January 1, 2011


  Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, Tamron 28-80 lens @ 28mm, ISO 100, 3 exposure HDR @ f/11
  Don't know how this one will go over technically, but standing in the road in the rain presented enough degree of difficulty made this photo worth posting for me.
  After spending a frustrating 2 hours cleaning the sensor of my camera, I felt I deserved the opportunity to go out take some pictures. Unfortunately, Mother Nature did all she could to keep me from it. It had rained all night here in East Tennessee and continued through most of the day. I had to go to Wal-Mart to get some groceries and on my back home I passed by this old brick building for about the millionth time in 3 years. This is first time it jumped out at me and said "Take my picture!"
  The building being built on a hill just lends itself to being photographed. The long lines created by the sidewalk take you from the foreground to the background and the windows starting just above the pavement on the foreground end absolutely disappear as you get to the far end of the block.
  Even though the rain was a nuisance, it actually was the reason I was out. I wanted to get that reflection off the rain soaked pavement. It also kind of gave the red brick a shine that it wouldn't have had any other time.
  The only thing I don't like about the shot is the power pole on the corner. I tried my best to work around it, but there was no way of eliminating it from the shot.
  First post of 2011 has to had to have water in it, somehow.


  1. Nice one. You probably could have eliminated the first window in line in order to block out the post and would have likely gotten the same effect. Good stuff!

  2. nice shot - I can see how the post would have got in the way. if you were to move forward in front of it that may have worked, or cropped the image more square maybe?
    Either way you've taken the image now, had time to think about it and will maybe return to have another look some other day.

  3. Thanks, guys. I walked around this shot 2 or 3 times before deciding to just take it from here. Didn't want to do it without the last windcw I guess. Appreciate the help.