My original plan was to go to early church and then between first and second service there usually would be no one in the sanctuary so I thought it would be a good time to make an HDR image of St. Lukes. You cannot get the true feeling of the beauty of St. Lukes with artificial lighting and in my mind HDR would be the way to capture that beauty.
Then my wife reminded me that I hadn’t talked with the Pastor about my plan and the more I thought about it the more I knew she was right. So I decided I’d do that next Saturday and then I looked out the back kitchen window and saw an early morning sun inter dispersed with a lot of low hanging clouds and I thought perfect shooting light.
So I grabbed the Nikon D300S, my Tamron 18-270mm lens, the tripod, and headed out. I decided to just drive around Asbury (actually around the outskirts of Asbury) and see what lent itself to making some interesting images.
The image above is one of my wife’s favorite views and just a short piece from our house. Actually when I’m riding my bike this is my normal route and it is at the top of a rather long hill, so I usually stop here and get a drink and catch my breath before continuing on.
This is a stream at the bottom of Twin Springs Hill, which is a popular spot for picking up the Heritage Trail. I took this image in HDR using a tripod on a bridge and making five images. Then I used the 1st, 2nd and 5th image (exactly 2 stops over and under exposed) to make this HDR image.
These great looking barns are just a few blocks from my house as well. I didn’t even know they were there until today. You have to take a side road to get to them and I was actually looking for some shots of the Meadows Golf Course when I came across these barns. They were too good to pass up.
Speaking of the Meadows Golf Course, this was just 4 blocks from the barns above. I wasn’t really looking to take images of any of the holes, but I liked the way this pond was framed by trees. By the time I took this image the sun was just getting too high for the type of images I wanted to shoot and it was pretty obscured by some dark clouds so this was just about my last image.
Just a little past Asbury is the small village of Graf. I happened into Graf and was going to turn around when I saw this lumber mill. They had thousands of logs stacked up and I thought it would be great in black and white.
Finally coming back from Graf and just after the golf course I saw this silo (or what’s left of it) sitting off the main road down and the end of an abandon road. I turned around and went back for this image. I’ve live here 20 years and never saw this before, even from my bike. Just goes to show that you have to take time to see what is around you. Kind of a “stop and smell the roses?” Perhaps so.
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