Latrobe (CA), Rolling Hills, Oaks, Barbed Wire, Monochrome

ISO800, 75mm, f/4.2, 1/20 sec
El Dorado County, CA

There is this hill in a small “town” on my route home from work that I will occasionally drive to when clouds, smoke, or something atmospheric of interest is in the area.  And town is in quotes because the town proper is virtually non-existent anymore.  Back in the day there was a railroad stop and much more daily activity.  Today, there is still an elementary and middle school, but the area is dotted with small ranches set far apart and one high-end home subdivision behind a gate.

The location of the hill is perfect for an elevated view of the most directions that are not north.

While the skies looked interesting this particular day, it was not as great as I hoped, but it still warranted a few test shots.  What I had forgotten was that the ISO setting was still set at 800 the outing before to shoot a boys’ soccer game.  Aside from a bit of graininess, the ISO neither improved or make the photograph better or worse.

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, ISO800, 75mm, f/4.2, 1/20 sec

Latrobe (CA), Rolling Hills, Oaks, Barbed Wire, Monochrome.  El Doradoo County, CA. November 11, 2014. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.