Wonders In The Dark

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© Andrea Petersen

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Shall thy wonders be known in the dark?...Psalms 88:12

We are indeed anxious to see the sun shine again.. I shot this picture at 11:40 AM through our kitchen window which contains old rolled glass. (Not the easiest glass to focus through) I used my new Tamron 70-300 mm lens which I am loving very much.

It was over-cast lighting all day and shortly after I shot this picture it started to rain..As you notice in spite of the snow that we had earlier this week and last weekend, the day lily shoots are looking healthy along the sides of the woods. I wanted to get as much sharpness as I could, shooting through the window so I stopped down and used manual focus with a fast enough shutter speed to safely hand hold. It really deepened the tones, but it is exactly how it looked outside..and sometimes miracles can be performed even in darkness with photography. This is why I prefer manual focus as it gives us more control to adjust the exposures to our liking..

Focal length 70 mm
F-number F/16
Exposure time 1/200
ISO speed 800
Manual focus
hand held

10 responses

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (22 Apr 2011):

    love it!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (22 Apr 2011):

    Beautifully done, Andrea!! Your technique obviously worked. You are getting your money's worth out of that new lens. ☺

  • Min Chai Liu

    Min Chai Liu gave props (22 Apr 2011):

    Beautiful shot.. Love the colors and tones .. I like the discription of image too.. Well done

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (22 Apr 2011):

    Your new lens is really proving its worth.. the lighting and details in this image are remarkable, this is really a beautiful image!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (23 Apr 2011):

    A terrific shot. Vibrant colors and very sharp! I love my manual focus. It is especially useful in dark situations, when shooting thru grass or anytime that there are objects that throw auto focus off. Enjoy your day with your mama.

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (23 Apr 2011):

    Very nice, Andrea

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (23 Apr 2011):

    A spectacular shot, Andrea! The light is simply wonderful!!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (25 Apr 2011):

    Lovely signs of Spring! A beautiful shot, Andrea!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (26 Apr 2011):

    This is a beautiful photo, Andrea!!! It is obvious that you love that new lens and you are using it expertly! I like how you included the metadata info.

  • Johannes F Johannesson

    Johannes F Johannesson said (22 May 2011):

    Good shoot and I like the composition for color

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