Fence & Shadows 2

© Kerry Drager

Fence & Shadows 2

Frank P. Luongo 8/16/2004 4:02:47 PM

Great shot!!

Love the geometric pattern.
Shadows give nice depth to composition. #158923

Frank P. Luongo 9/14/2004 10:12:11 AM

Hi Kerry;

As I said before I love this shot.
Now that my photo course is teaching us about lighting; frnt,back,45 degree side, and 90 degree side lighting; I feel it is appropriate to ask you what type of lighting you used.

Frank #778942

Kerry Drager 9/14/2004 12:44:02 PM

Hi Frank: Thanks so much for your nice comments ... I'm glad you like this photo! An excellent question on the lighting, since the sun's angle was definitely important in this case. Here's more:

I passed by this country scene many times before actually shooting it. (Yes, sometimes the best subjects are indeed right in our own "back yard"!) My quick drive-bys were during a bright-and-harsh midday - i.e., washed-out colors, few shadows, not very inspiring. One late afternoon, however, I packed up my camera gear and set out to capture this fence when the sun was low, the shadows were long, and the light was warm.

Unfortunately, the sun dropped behind some distant trees before I finally figured out the best camera angle and the best focal length (a tele-zoom to isolate the "geometric patterns"). Thus, my intended shooting session turned into a scouting session ... since the image you see here was actually shot a day later.

Incidentally, it took some experimenting with camera angles in order to get the shadows in all the right places and in order to capture the entire fence with the blue sky as a backdrop. The best lighting angle turned out to be halfway between sidelight (i.e., the sun hitting the scene directly from the left) and frontlight (the sun coming directly behind me).

Kerry Drager 9/16/2004 5:45:14 PM

Hi again Frank: Thanks for your message! Some odd things have been going on with my email (my reply to you kept getting bounced back to me), so I thought I'd post here. Thanks for your nice comments on my Deluxe Web site, and I'm pleased you are interested in my Point, Think, and Shoot course! The winter session will begin in early January, and the equipment you have will be absolutely perfect for the course.
Thanks again, Frank!
kerry@betterphoto.com #786019

Paul 9/21/2004 1:16:15 PM

Looking at this and so many others, however yours seem to be tops. Its amazing what everday things can become. I keep seeing stuff like this , in my head, ha ha. I am still trying to get it in a photograph and I know it takes a lot of work. You do such good work ,I really enjoy it. #795804

Kerry Drager 9/21/2004 1:49:35 PM

Hi Paul: Thanks for taking the time to comment ... I appreciate it!!
All the best as you pursue your own photography!
Kerry #795836

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