Saturday, March 29, 2008

A Golden Glow

Sometimes the simplest composure of a shot can speak the loudest, which is exactly what I tried to accomplish with this shot. As with the shot before, A Nice Day, the bright colors of the changing autumn leaves really caught my attention. Along with the golden color of the foliage, I was blessed to have clear, blue sky for the accompanying background. The combination is very simple, uncluttered shot filled with brilliant color. I think that without the use of a wide aperture, this shot would not nearly have the same effect. The seven-leafed branch, in focus in the shot, really tells the story of the plant life. It is stretching as high as it possibly can and spreading out its leaves to catch as many of the sun's rays as possible.

Seadragon this image!

Location: Second Lid Park, Mercer Island, Washington
Season: Autumn
f-stop: 4.5
Shutter speed: 1/800
Focal length: 105mm
ISO: 100
Other comments: Strong sunlight, very clear skies


Anonymous said...

nice shot Conner, great light and I can sense the calm breeze in the air when you created this image

Janelle said...

Now, when I first saw this I loved the blue and gold. You went beyond that and captured the life of the plant.