16 Nov 2007 • 1,473 views
Little Snake Eating a Big Snake
Martin and Louis and a few others had questions about yesterday's ""Rose Leaves." My goal with the picture was to create a silhouette of the somewhat see-through frail leaves. I took the picture from quite far away. In fact, there was a ditch and a bit of field between me and the rose and I could not get closer, although I wanted to because I wanted only the leaves in my photo. I had to make do and at that point I decide I would just crop later. My focal length of 200mm confirms that. It was after 4 pm and here in northern Germany the sun is quite low at that time of day. It was a bright day too, you can tell that by the washed out sky in the original. I moved so the rose leaves were in the direct sun, which was slightly to the right of the rose in the picture. I did not use any sort of filter. I have looked and looked at all of my pictures of that rose and every one of them has the "grainy feel" to the leaves. I believe that is due to the sun, the leaves, and lord only knows what else. Here is a link to the photo as it was before I cropped out the rest, leaving just the leaves.
Click here to see the original Picture
. Thanks for all your questions and curiosity.
And today's picture was taken last night in our dimly light old courthouse. We snuck in after it was closed and had a great time taking pictures. This is the old brass stair railing, but it reminds me of....