First Post

March 09, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Well this is my first official blog post. I am excited to add this feature to my site and hope others may enjoy what I post.

 

      Today I want to talk about one of my favorite things. Stopping and taking pictures while driving. This is something I find enjoyable because I have an hour commute to my "real" job. I have been commuting this long for almost 2 years now, although two different jobs. I find that along the way you get to see the same scenery change with not only the seasons but also the time. As daylight savings is upon us and the spring forward is coming the ride into work has changed as well. 

      

     I am usually on the road from between 6:15-7:30 am, depends on how my morning goes and if Gavin needs to go to Grandmas for the day. This puts me passing through some rural areas and recently the light is becoming fantastic. Because my afternoon departures are not always as timely I am on the road in the afternoon between 3:00-5:00pm depending on meetings and traffic. This gives me an interesting perspective on the same landscape I drove through earlier. 

 

     On this particular morning there had been a bit of ice and snow mix still lingering from the overnight. Without a lot of snow this winter it was a treat. I had left early and dropped my son off and had some time to kill.  I was headed in and there is a spot with a swamp on the left as I head north, I believe it is a relic from the canal era. and behind it was a farm. The sun was above the horizon but was still casting that lovely soft yellowish orange glow over the swamp and the exposed water reflected the barn nicely. Being still not quiet awake I passed it. I decided to turn around because I was going to be really early. I went back and I took out my Rebel T2i with my Sigma 10-20mm and I walked to find a good angle and snapped some shots. I bracketed all of the -1 0 +1 so I could make an HDR because I have been playing around with them. Got my pictures and continued to work. 

 

Here are some of the shots I got. The full set can be seen here http://www.milunichphotography.com/landscape

 


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