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on Feb 11, 2010 in B&W Photography, Simple Click

Simple Click(s) – Ten Minutes in Time

I am incredibly fortunate living here in the Sierra where the light is always playing with the landscape and taking me away from the computer. I sit in the evening just gazing out as the day shifts into night, the transition often living all who stop without breath at it’s simple beauty. That’s why I always have the camera beside me, the only question each night is the lens.

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At first I thought the clouds were going to line up to make for a good, solid B&W image. Nice contrast that would make the “texture” of the clouds stand out so I make the click. But that thought didn’t last long.

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You can see that clouds change pretty darn quick, changing my shooting. They lost their character of contrast which was replaced with the hint of color.

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Ten minutes later all my preconceived idea for photographing the show changed. The color was changing, the clouds were flattening out, there was a wind coming over the crest messing with my photographs.

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I turned my back on the scene for a heartbeat to turn around and find it all changed. I ran for a different lens. I had been shooting with the 28f1.4AF and switched to the 70-200VR2 to get in on the formation of a weak linticular cloud. I hoped for a Sierra wave but no such luck but it was another gorgeous night from the deck. No complaints!

Photos captured by D3s, 28f1.4 / 70-200VR2 on Lexar UDMA digital film