Warm Tracks

Warm Tracks

f/3.5, 1/80, ISO-100, 50mm

I rarely take photos of railroad tracks. It’s a decades-old prejudice that I won’t go into detail about here. But since the function of the tracks in this case is to accentuate the foreground, I let myself get away with it this one time. This is another shot taken at Effigy Mounds, just a few minutes before the shot posted yesterday. I really like the effect of the morning sun shining on autumn leaves. I did a lot of this sort of thing last year at this time too, but I think my composition has gotten a lot better over the year.

One of the things that I struggle with, and which I think I was unusually successful with in this shot, is replicating a sense of the depth of the scene that I was looking at. I think the ISO in this case does a perfect job of taking the background out of focus but not blurred out of recognizable  shapes, lending a good sense of depth perception to the image.

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  1. Polly Hoyt Nance October 13, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

    Beautiful colors! Love the photograph 🙂

    • AJBopp October 13, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

      Thank you so much! It always means so much to get comments like that from talented photographers like yourself. I have many more coming from this site in the coming days.

  2. sunsetseasoul October 14, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    Love the colors. Beautiful composition!

    • AJBopp October 14, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

      Thanks! You know, I was actually thinking of your work when I took this.

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