Getting the Shot

I love making photographs. 

I ride for fun, transportation and exorcise.  While out I am always thinking about the photo, it is the way I see things, saving data in the background for when an angle of view and the light may come together just right.  Often times this will help guide the direction I head out on a ride.  Sometimes it works as planned, often times I catch things unplanned during the ride and get shots like this gem on Wednesday,

This morning on the other hand was hazy, I woke up late and was hoping to just get a few miles in and see if anything presented itself.  Heading back home with a little extra time I looked up and saw the tree at one of my favorite turns,

Just a little left of the sign you can see the eucalyptus up on the hill above town.  Inspired, Five minutes and a couple hundred feet of climbing later I was set up and ready, bagged the shot and made it home.

Have fun this weekend, play outside and enjoy your family.

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3 Responses to Getting the Shot

  1. Errin says:

    That’s awesome! What are you using to control the shutter? Just a 10sec timer or a wireless remote? I don’t think my LX3 works with a wireless remote. Nothing a watch and some careful timing can’t fix though.

    • Rob says:

      I control the shutter with a combination of the 10 sec timer, a wireless remote with instant or 3 sec delay, and sometimes a combination of it all. There is a discussion on my remote choice here:

      I am happy with it. The only thing I would like to improve is the range of the remote. The only way to get this would likely be build my own. For now I have to be fairly close to the camera as well as clean line of sight for the remote to work. That is why most of my “lonely boy” portraits have me going in stead of heading at the camera.

  2. Errin says:

    That’s really cool. I wish the LX3 could use that. Maybe next year I’ll explore adding a Micro 4/3rds camera to my kit.

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