Tuesday, October 09, 2007

By Dawn's Early Light

Brought To You By The Letter Elm


Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


As you can probably tell, I enjoy using my camera in severe low-light conditions, just as much as I enjoy using it in strong light. Each is a different discipline, forcing you to look differently at what you choose to frame in your viewfinder. This was taken a few days ago where the Monash Freeway runs beside the English elms that fringe the Yarra River. So many muted shades, so many joys to capture.

Click here: Pentax K100D, Shutter speed 1/4, F4, ISO speed 800.

11 comments:

Corey~living and loving said...

beautiful! I love the trees and the sky. :)

Pijush said...

I am mesmerized by the softness of dawn. Wonderful capture David. Good Morning.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Purdy.

Colleen said...

David- thanks so much for the quick update on my blog! I appreciate that. How exciting for you! How do you manage to post on your blog AND be in the midst of another novel?? A marvel it is to me=) I'm actually going to try and take some time off from blogging for a week...( if I can hold out.) I want to focus my energy more on my children's poems and reference publishing houses this week. If I got questions...I know who to ask =)

Les Becker said...

That photo is creepily fantastic. I love the trees against the sky.

whodatdare said...

I love this shot, David! What were the settings you used to get this?

Epijunky said...

I love the shot... LOVE it.

Just out of curiousity... do you post what you shot it at?

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Yu seem to like fuzzy street lites alot!

Larst week we sor wun that a pigeon waz maykin lite up in the day. There iz a lite-sensitiv switch on the top so that they switch on wen it gets dark. Well, the pigeon waz puttin his tayle over it to mayke it go on an then he waz sittin down over the bulb bit to warm up his tummy.

:@}

Epijunky said...

Thank you so much David, for the specs... My sore spot (where photography is concerned) is low light pics... I'm working on that and appreciate your info :)

Thanks again :)

YesBut said...

Now I do like this photo, it has an eerie sinister feel about it (or does that comment say more about me than the photo? - probably yes).

But the dark storm threatening sky counters the reddish glow at ground level.

~**Dawn**~ said...

Ahhh... one of my favorite times of day. =)