Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A photographer's dream

Classic childhood playtime - the tire swing.

Dusk is upon us, the bugs are coming out with a vengeance. In the corner of the yard stands a tree as old as time, with a tire swing nearly as old. The rope is fraying, the colors are fading - but somehow, we just can't resist.

A photographer's dream. 

Shooting these was a real challenge - I was at ISO 3200, trying to (and mostly failing at) manual focusing in failing light using my 28mm f/2.8 lens. Shutter speed was around 1/40.

I kept at it, and managed to get a few decent images over the course of 100 frames.

Apparently today is the first day of September - it snuck up on me so I don't have a background for you yet. I'll be sure to get one online shortly!