While Noodling My Way Home… August 2, 2011Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
Tags: Canon 24mm TS-EII lens, Elliot, Joe pie weed, purple lustrife, queen anne's lace, tilt-shift photography, Williamstown
I accidentally (sorta) went West to Williamstown, lured by tumultuous skies and a bad case of Latent Photo Wood.
Anyway, conditions looked right for a shoot, so I affixed Elliot to my box and got jiggy wit it. It was windy as hell (is hell windy??) so I eschewed the tripod, figuring the world was shaking faster than I ever would, and snapped one off at 7 degrees of tilt:
Spotted Joe Pie weed below a shoulder of Mount Greylock.
And Queen Anne’s Lace in a cornfield nearby, presenting its umbels in a sufficiently planar way to suggest a tilt-shift take:
Purple lustrife, the little invasive bastards, illuminated a view of cornfields and clouds:
All of these are hand-held and wingin’ it, panning about to plant that plane of sharp focus on something I knew the name of, except for this one, which was tripod-mounted and grad filtered (albeit hand-held) and swung about eight degrees right:
I dug the densely algied surface of that swamp, and managed to get the Lustrife and snags dialed in fairly sharply.
Gawd, I loves me some Elliot! 🙂
Then, alas, it was homeward through a driving rain to not mow the lawn.
Funny how that worked out…