Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Walking the dog

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It's sometimes hard to decide who gets the most out of walking and playing - the dog or its owner. This couple, near the sand hills at Fleetwood, Lancashire, both seemed to be oblivious of the cold wind, and simply took great delight in each other's company.

"The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."
Samuel Butler (1835-1902), English novelist

Mode: Aperture Priority
Focal Length: Zoom @ 22mm (35mm equiv.)
F No: f8
Shutter Speed: 1/500
ISO: 100
Exposure Compensation: -1.0EV

This image was Picture of the Day on 21st March 2007 on the French blog, PIXELMACNIAC.
photograph (c) T. Boughen


Anonymous said...

Nice shot Tony, looks like a very large field. I noticed that the top part of the photo is darker than the rest of the sky. Did you use an Grad ND filter or Polariser to achieve this? I have just purchased an ND Grad filter and are looking forward to going out on the weekend to try it out.

Tony Boughen said...

Thanks Milton. The deep blue of the sky is a consequence of the angle of the lens to the sun, and significant underexposure. I exposed for the white of the clouds (to avoid blown highlights), and that caused the sky (and the grass) to be darker than they should have been. However, I only corrected the grass because I liked the sky! I always shoot RAW, and this gives more flexibility for "mucking about" with the shot.

Regards, Tony