February 28, 2014

Marin County -- big sky country

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photo by Donald Kinney

I suppose other folks have basic needs--oh you know; sex, a cellphone, and someone to listen to them drone on at considerable length... But just set me f-r-e-e with a c-a-m-e-r-a and my basic needs are pretty much met.

Now, I am not complaining, but it was raining on Wednesday and as you may know, trying to photograph in the rain can be problematic. One towel draped over my head and another over the camera is of no use if raindrops are moving sideways--towards my lens.

Late Wednesday afternoon the rain lightened and the sky near Nicasio began to show a bit of definition. Can you spot the dairy farm in the photo above?

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photo by Donald Kinney

A closer view of the dairy farm--name escapes me--in February of 2011.

Photographing Marin County - the exhibit and book       


John @ Beans and I on the Loose said...

Okay, I can't hold off till tomorrow on this one...that header shot...WOW!

AphotoAday said...

Yeah, JOHN (SINBAD'S DAD) I kind of like that one myself… Only problem is I shot it at ISO-400 so there is a bit more noise than I would want, but I might be able to reduce the noise if it becomes a problem in a big print. I didn't want to go more than 30 seconds on the exposure or the clouds would have been over-blurred. I also didn't want to open the lens wider than f-9. I would have much preferred to use f-14, as I think that gives me the best corner sharpness for this 28-70 Tamron, which I am "digging".

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