11 | March
"Sandy Steeple"
General: 6:14 PM on 3/10/06 | Canon 20D
Technical: 1/320sec | f/11.0 | 40mm (64mm) | ISO-200
Lens: EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Exposure Mode: Av (Aperture Priority)
Exposure Bias: +0
Flash: No

Spring break is here!

I actually made it out shooting last night. I didn't think I was going to come home with anything due to the lighting, but the clouds did give me something to shoot against for a few minutes right before sunset. This was originally shot horizontally, but I found that it looks better cropped a bit.

So what's sandy about it? Well, my guess is after 144 days without rain, most any steeple would be dusty.

We're expecting rain today. We're also expecting an extremely chilly high of only 58...

Update (4:16AM): The first rain in almost 5 months has arrived! Such a wonderful smell it is. I will have to make sure to get some photos. It's supposed to rain most of the day, I think.

categories: architecture sunrise/sunset

Thoughts of: Liz
March 11th, 2006 at 6:13 AM

Love the silhouette! Wow, finally some rain? Cool! (Why are you up at 4:16? ;))

Thoughts of: Joey
March 11th, 2006 at 9:14 AM

I like the sillouette of the steeple at dusk. I cannot imagine 144 days without rain. I hope things start turning green again.

Thoughts of: Mom
March 11th, 2006 at 11:03 AM

This photo has the artistic simplicity of a b&w but with wonderful warm tones. The light reflecting on the cloud adds at lot of interest. I like this one very much!

The steeple will be washed clean by now!

Thoughts of: Gary
March 11th, 2006 at 5:31 PM

Love the composition - the clouds so low against the Church is powerful in an understated way.

And yeah - wow - 5 months without rain - that is extreme even by Australian standards!

Thoughts of: Ian
March 11th, 2006 at 9:39 PM

Lovely shadow..

Thoughts of: Lore
March 15th, 2006 at 7:12 PM

Beautiful!! i really like the contrast of the sunset and the church!! Great shot!!

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