When I say, "Red, white and blue" what comes to mind?Read More
In my brief foray to the cemetery, where I knew I could find a multitude of frost-covered trees, I looked for shots where the light was coming straight at the camera through the branches of the trees. The sunlight was relatively strong but still obscured by thin fog, which meant that with all the white surrounding me there was very good ambient light, as well. It is that ambient light in this photo that provides the detail on what would otherwise be the shaded side of this pine bough.
On an even more geeky note, it is a photo like this that helps me appreciate the high 23 mega-pixel resolution of the camera I use. You are looking a a compressed, resized version of the original. But even in this, I think you can see excellent detail in the needles of this tree.
I have juxtaposed a winter scene today with yesterday's photo of late July lilies - primarily because I wanted to use the word "juxtapose" in a sentence. Mrs. Connor, one of my high school English teachers, would be proud. So here's an obscure (and perhaps rhetorical) question: How is the porter scene in Shakespeare's Macbeth a good example of juxtaposition? Public praise to the first person who answers correctly.
Canon 5D 1/1000s f/4.5 ISO160 105mm