10 minutes. That was the amount of time I had to shoot this particular location. Dinner plans were set and I had 10 minutes.
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Not a particularly productive 10 minute shoot as the rocks included in the foreground as a sort of leading lines really cluttered the image instead of leading the eye. I did manage to salvage this image by using a square crop, omitting the foreground rocks and simplifying the composition.
When you are rushed, the little details about a scene escape you, such as the lights on the bridge. They were off upon arrival and on by departure. Yet, all I could remember was noticing the lights distinctly walking back up from the river wondering if my shooting location was just a bad spot because the lights did not stand out while shooting. It was only after looking over the images at home did I realize the lights came on about 5 minutes into the shoot.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, ISO 100, 98mm, f/14, 2.5 sec
Folsom (CA), Lake Natoma Crossing, Reflection, Sunset. American River, Folsom, CA. December 14, 2013. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.