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Monday, November 29, 2010

Road Trip Photography

Painted Trees



This image was created using a Point & Shoot Camera. The ISO is 100 and was exposed @f/5.6.

While driving up Rt. 36 towards Mt. Savage I saw these trees over next to a hillside. I pulled off the road for a few moments and took several photos. The trees just seemed to stand out with their color against the start monochrome of the landscape around them. The scene before me looked more like a painting than a photo so that is what I created.

If you will click on the photo you will bring up a bigger and better looking image.

Upon a suggestion by another photographer, who is also a good friend, I’ve decided not to do anymore photography from a moving vehicle unless I’m not the one driving. It really isn’t safe to do and I shouldn’t be setting a bad example for others. It’s as bad as talking on a cell phone while driving; it can be distracting and dangerous. So, no more Road Trip photos while driving; only if I'm a passenger...

There are many rural roads in Western Maryland and they all can provide something to photograph. You just have to be open to seeing them, and then be willing to stop and capture them as I did here...