Monday, March 28, 2005

Sunset on the Farm

"The Bull" by Wes Aldridge

I happened to drive by this location several weeks ago and thought it would make for a perfect blog shot. The sun set directly over the hill in this field where livestock grazed the land. The animals always seemed to walk into perfect silhouettes with the sunlight on the hilltop. I waited until the day was just right to shoot this, and today was the day.

To get the proper exposure and the totally dark silhouettes, I exposed for the light in the sky. ISO 100 at aperture f/4.0 and shutter speed of 1/100th of a second, shot with my 70-200mm telephoto lens with a 1.4x converter on a tripod.