I am amazed that I haven’t taken any photographs since last Tuesday. It is now Saturday. I have been taking photographs almost daily and posting them to In Focus Daily for almost 5 years now. I plan to continue for the foreseeable future — there have been few stretches this long without my touching a camera. I have been busy, mostly reviewing and editing the photographs from my photoshoot Tuesday evening where I really stepped out of my comfort zone to photograph a young couple in an urban setting in and around Old Sacramento at night. It turned out to be a really fun experience and I learned so much about using flash at night for portraits while still exposing for the background. Some of those photographs will eventually find their way to the blog (the Halloween spider web was a backlit spider I found on the Tower Bridge during the shoot). But, I don’t want to distract myself from the important job of doing the best editing I can for this young couple’s “save the date” announcement so my dilemma is, “what to post?”
Like the cow I posted a couple of days ago, this old windmill is somewhere in the Sierras near Portola. I took it with my 600mm lens just after a red tailed hawk flew off one of the blades. I decided I liked the composition so I edited it in On1 Effects 10 to make it a bit more interesting.