Wednesday, March 23, 2005

On Assignment: Winchester, Kentucky -Day One

"Despair" by Wes Aldridge

My life has been so wonderful for the past several months that I haven't taken the time to think about the unpleasant things in life... such as death. So, while I was driving around the thriving metropolis of Winchester, Kentucky (population 26 or so, joking), I saw the Winchester Cemetery and decided I should take a drive through. I must have done it to try to ground myself a little, who knows? I can't even begin to explain the feelings of excitement and joy and adventure that have been consuming me. Just between you and me, even seeing this weatherd and decrepit icon of mourning that I shot on a day devoid of sunshine didn't even bring me down one notch. I guess I can say I tried to level off a little. Ha, it didn't work! Life is amazing isn't it? Just seems like things just keep getting better and better and I feel this incredible energy in my soul that I feel I can channel through the lens of my camera. I have simply learned to look at everyday as a special and interesting opportunity to discover something new, even in a rural town that doesn't have much going for it at all.

The shot was taken at 1//400th of a second at f/9.0 with a focal length of 170mm at ISO 100. Nothing interesting going on settings wise. Just a straight up shot without any sunshine.