Old and new

Figure 1 - Barn Door at the James Whittemore House, Lexington, MA, Minueman National Historical Park, (c) DE Wolf, 2013.

Figure 1 – Barn Door at the James Whittemore House, Lexington, MA, Minueman National Historical Park, (c) DE Wolf, 2013.

This past Saturday (August 24) I went up to the Minuteman National Historical Park in Lexington, Massachusetts in search of photographs.  The weather was just spectacular and the light strong with nice beams filtering through the forest.  In my book all was perfect.  So I wanted to share an image that I took of the barn at the Jacob Whittemore house.  I used for this my EF70-200 F/4 L USM lens set at aperture priority at f 7.1  with an exposure of 1/1600 and and ISO of 400.  I hand-held it at 81 mm.  Weathered wood seems to be a speciality of New England and I have to say that I love the tonal depth that it gives the image and the fine detail.  Despite my adjusting the black level into the histogram there is still subtle tones retained in the upper black region of the image.

On a totally different note, I was struck earlier in the day while waiting for my wife at lunch of an advertisement for Sobe Water on a tile floor.  The designed was created to give a deep sense of 3D perspective, and I was intrigued as to whether my IPhone could deal with the extreme angle of shooting and keep everything in sharp focul.  The answer is an unequivocal yes.  Marvelous little cameras, those IPhones are!

Figure 2 - Sobe Water advertisement on tile. (c) DE Wolf 2013.

Figure 2 – Sobe Water advertisement on tile. (c) DE Wolf 2013.

 

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