Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Carnton Plantation

"The Gardens" by Wes Aldridge

Today I was assigned to shoot at the historic Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tenn. The grounds consisted of a plantation house complete with a smokehouse and slave quarters. Also, there is a great garden. That is where this shot came from. I was walking through it trying to find a shot and I looked up and saw this great pattern. I had to shoot.

The sunspot was great to capture and I love the lens flare it made diagonally in the right hand corner of the shot. A high shutter speed gave me the shadow of the wooden beam structure in the garden and allowed me to shoot virtually directly into the sun.