Nothing special about today’s images. The title suggests it all. I left work last evening about 5:05 pm and decided to take a new route home. Some of the time I was lost but then came across a familiar county road. I saw a few things I wanted to capture but there was just no place to park as it was a pretty narrow county road.
I came over a hill so I could see traffic from both ways. There was no shoulder to park on and no field driveway so I just stopped on the road and took this image. I liked the way this structure was sitting in the middle of the field surrounded by this tall grass. (okay I don’t know what this type of grass is called.) 🙂
Next I came across a bridge and usually when I cross a small stream I like to stop and look to see if there is anything interesting to shoot. I liked the way this stream looked against the setting sun but it was so dark I couldn’t capture it on normal settings.
I didn’t want to walk all the way back to the car, get the tripod and waste time setting it up so I rested the camera on the bridge railing and took a 5 bracketed HDR image. It’s an okay image but not what I hoped for.
I came around a rather sharp corner and saw this pond in a little valley, with the sun was just starting to set. There were two farm dogs growling at me and smelling my legs and a woman on a horse that was wondering what the hell I was doing (I parked in her driveway.) She looked mighty disgusted with me but I got the image and didn’t get bitten so all is good. 🙂
What I was trying for was the setting sun reflected in the pond. When I first saw the pond that’s what I saw. By the time I got turned around, parked, fought off the dogs, got the camera set up and took the picture the mighty sun had sunk too low to catch the reflection. Now with about 15 minutes of Photoshop work I could have recreated that, but that would have been disingenuous. Besides I didn’t have that much time.
Finally coming into Bernard I came across this scene. Not a great moon but I still liked the way it framed up against the barren tree. I again stopped on the road and braced myself against the car to take the shot. I was lucky to get very little camera shake. The sad thing about this whole experience was how quickly the light was gone. At about 5:48 pm the sun was down and it was starting to get dark enough I needed a tripod. 😦
Thanks for stopping by. I’m way late so have a great Hump Day and be careful.