27 | May
"Rural Mailbox"
General: 7:01 PM on 5/22/05 | Canon 300D
Technical: 1/80sec | f/9.0 | 18mm (29mm) | ISO-100
Exposure Mode: Av (Aperture Priority)
Exposure Bias: +0
Flash: No

Thanks for all the wonderful comments on yesterday's photo! I went shooting with Abe from Pinholemedia this past evening in downtown Phoenix. I ended up with some decent skyline panoramics among other things. I haven't had a chance to upload them yet; it's already 1:30AM, and I've got to take my parents to the airport at 4:30 (AM), so finding time to sleep should be interesting.

I haven't done any panoramics from RAW images yet, but I am looking forward to it as I expect that the post processing will be a breeze (once I find the perfect combination)...by applying specific settings to all the images in the entire batch including white balance, exposure, contrast, etc. I just hope my tripod was level...

Depending on whether I get any good shots from my recent outing, you may see another mailbox tomorrow; but hopefully not if all goes well.

I apologize for not sending out any emails...I'll get on it as soon as I can.

categories: architecture

Thoughts of: Paul
May 27th, 2005 at 5:02 AM

did you have any mail? very nice shot, i like the color variations.

Thoughts of: Sidney
May 27th, 2005 at 6:53 AM

Beautiful colors. I like the dark orange contrasting with the light yellow of the mailbox.

Thoughts of: Darren
May 27th, 2005 at 8:12 AM

Oh, the lighting is awesome! I like all the shades and hues in the sky, too.

Thoughts of: David H-W
May 27th, 2005 at 12:15 PM

Very strong shot Ryan and offers good colour contrast between mailbox and landscape. Good choice of time to take with the great soft light. Wonder if it might look any stronger if taken at an even lower angle or cropped at the top slightly? Just so the emphasis is kept on the mailbox and not too distracted by the great sky. Just a thought.

Thoughts of: jasonspix
May 27th, 2005 at 1:18 PM

Hey! Great shot. The lighting again here is great. It gives such a calming feel to it. The color of the sky is great too. Nice shot.

Thoughts of: paul
May 27th, 2005 at 7:23 PM

absolutely love that light, picking out the edges and shadows in the grass leading up to that sky...man that sky.

Thoughts of: David Kapp
May 27th, 2005 at 7:30 PM

I like how you've captured the beautiful light during the golden hour. It really pays to wait for a shot like this. Lighting makes all the difference in the world.

This shot reminds me of home. I kinda miss it now that I see this.


Thoughts of: Nik
May 27th, 2005 at 10:18 PM

I love the colors in the horizon... very beautiful!

Thoughts of: John Vousden
May 28th, 2005 at 12:35 AM

If you know the artist, Edward Hopper you will know why I mention him. I am sure he might have wanted to paint this. Here is one example

Thoughts of: Leigh
May 28th, 2005 at 2:14 AM

Wonderful colours, that graduating blue sky is marvellous. I've just started to work in RAW myself, and getting the hang of it hasn't been easy - but the results are amazing :)

Thoughts of: genedavinci
May 28th, 2005 at 2:44 AM

i like the cold tone of the sky and the warm colours. the mixture of them really make this photo special. nicely blended :)

Thoughts of: Mark
May 28th, 2005 at 9:57 PM

I love the lighting and colors. The sky is great too :)

Thoughts of: pilgrim
May 29th, 2005 at 3:17 PM

Beautiful warm tones and pure sky! I like the low angle of the shot. Very good!

Thoughts of: ak
May 30th, 2005 at 10:49 AM

great "the day is over" shot. i like the mailbox as the center detail of this shot (i hope my english can be understood...)

Thoughts of: abe
May 30th, 2005 at 11:20 PM

I like the wide-open feel of this.

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