Tuesday, January 5, 2010

365 Photo Project - Day Five

Taken: January 5, 2010, 4:35 p.m.
Location: Davis, Ca

My first trip out of town for the New Year.  Had to take my pug Louie to UC Davis Vet Hospital for another trip to see why he's still coughing almost a month after his most recent surgery. We're still working it out, but I drove back home hopeful we've finally got this thing under control.

I got this shot at UC Davis -- believe it or not through my sunroof. The campus has a lot of open space and some great vistas but I was fighting the weather, which was gloomy -- and the sun, which was fading.  I've always loved the way bare, skinny branches look against a late-afternoon winter sky. And all those years living in L.A. can make a person forget there's really four seasons, not two. These felt like an old classic poem and I liked the way the last shades of blue sky shine through them. Shot this one with the trusty K100, 18-55 lens). Minimal editing using Aperture 2, which I'm taking for a test drive.

1 comment:

kay said...

I love skinny branches in the winter too... Skinny branches with small drops of water on them shot in black in white are simply marvelous