Caught In Passing. March 7, 2012Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
Tags: Canon 24-105mm f/4 L US ISM lens, Cummington, maple sugaring, red sap busket
Passing through the center of little Cummington this evening, a short ways south of here, I spied this wonderful scene of an atypically-colored maple sap bucket hanging from a tap on an atypically-colored sugar maple, and just had to share it with you:
The orange lichen on the tree bark added just the element to get me lying down on the snowmelt-soaked sidewalk, aiming Ollie skyward and muttering as passers-by slowed and shielded their children’s eyes.
Oh, to be a fly on the wall for the ensuing explanations…
I was pleased with this shot from my non-tilt zoom, probably set at around 80mm. At f/16 the depth of field is acceptable, and at ISO 1000 my D5’s on-board noise reduction was sufficient so that I didn’t have to deal with it in post-processing, so all’s good in the world!