Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Foggy morning breakdown


I got up at 5:30 the other morning. The snow had mostly melted out of the front yard and the street was thick with fog. This picture was taken standing on my front porch, feet wet, dog sniffing at the door behind me.

The tree swing has been there for four or five years now, and the kids never swing on it anymore. About time to take it down, you say? But doesn't this just look the picture of the American suburb? OK. This summer we'll take it down. Before the hornets find it.

(This picture was taken with my new Nikon D40x, which I'm still getting to know, though we're already in love. I didn't use a tripod, as you can see. I cannot explain the gorgeous red color--it was really more of a misty gray. Perhaps in time these mysteries will become clear.)

3 comments:

almapottery said...
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almapottery said...

http://www.gelighting.com/na/business_lighting/education_resources/learn_about_light/pop_color_booth.htm
sorry the first time the link didn't work
sodium street lamps give a red cast .

Callooh Callay said...

Thanks for the great link! I'm still figuring out white balance on the camera--this is helpful.