Sunday, January 24, 2010

O'er The Ramparts...


Saturday's sunrise was cloudless; nice color, but no drama...

Errands and tasks kept me from behind the viewfinder until later in the morning. Wandering a bit; I found myself capturing a few images at a local historical spot.

I ended up with about 20 or so exposures for my trouble, and this one stood out to me above the rest for the challenge it presented in capturing it. I underexposed the image to preserve the highlights of the white in the stars, stripes, and flag pole. This is also served to help deepen the blue of the that flawlessly clear azure blue sky. You can only get this kind of sky in this part of the country on clear, low humidity, cool or cold days. Heat and humidity lead to haze which can cause this type of sky to wash into a bluish silver. As an added bonus; I was treated to a chorus of church bells while I maneuvered my way around until I viewed this composition.

The local historical spot; in case you where curious, is the Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge National Park. This flag is at the very top of the bell tower...

I had short but enjoyable time arriving at this image...

Have a great day! - Ed

3 comments:

  1. Nice Ed and I like how you zeroed in on a tight subject!

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  2. Thanks Ed... that is my favorite color, that shade of blue. Happy there was so much of it to capture.

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