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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Encounter

We have a compost pile. Someday I will tell you more about it but for now know that each night, after supper either Jeff or I take our garbage - leftovers from supper - out to the compost.  It's dark out there and we never know what we might see.
A couple nights ago I was rewarded with this:
I worked with camera settings, wanting to capture the feeling I had as part of the scene. I wanted to capture the surprise and the awe that pulled my gut as I stumbled through the dark and around the corner of our cabin.  
Oh. Wow. Yes! I see you!
Now, I miss the knowledge and expertise not have not yet learned. For instance, how do I get rid of that little moon?  Do you see it on the wall? It wasn't part of the moment.
How did I do that?








I changed exposure.
Whoops, too dark. Where did the cabin go?
After deleting fifteen This one, below, is the one that chose me.


7 comments:

KaHolly said...

Your perseverance was well rewarded! You ended up with a beautiful picture. Yay for digital cameras.

Out on the prairie said...

Really nice shot, I enjoy full moons lighting up all around

Rose said...

These are wonderful!

TexWisGirl said...

i noticed that little moon and liked it there! :)

Willard said...

You really captured the mood with that photo!

Carletta said...

I like the last one too. I've tried getting those kind of shots but I never capture what it really looks like and winter is cold so I gave up trying.
That little 'moon' might be the result of a UV lens if you use one. I usually take mine off for moon shots.

Beyond My Garden said...

Carletta, YES! I do have a UV lens in there thank you..