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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Road Trip Photography

Morning On A Country Road

Morning-on-the-Road

So there I was, heading down a back country road. I was in Garrett Co. Maryland and riding around Deep Creek Lake. It was about mid-morning and I just loved the views in front of me; the soft light, muted colors and deep shadows. I couldn’t resist. I grab my DSLR, adjusted the 18 – 105 lens to about 50mm, set the aperture to f/8 and the ISO was already at 400.

I slowed down to around 30MPH, put the camera to my eye, and watched the road with one eye open while the other eye was looking through the viewfinder; the 50mm setting gave the eye looking through the viewfinder about the same view as what the other eye was seeing. I watched the road for only a moment and tripped the shutter. And this is what I got.

Now I don’t recommend anyone should do this, especially if there are other traffic on the road. Here, however, I was by myself, I had done this before and it’s just like driving while looking through a periscope, and it can be fun and exhilarating at the same time.

Yeah, I love doing Road Trip Photography, but I’m glad I’m not always moving when I do so. And Garrett Co. is one fine place for doing this, especially when it’s morning on a country road.