Monday, June 06, 2005

Photo of the Day

Dame's Rocket
Taken in Troutdale, VA behind an old abandoned building. I was blown away by the huge profusion of Dame's Rocket (how's that for a name?). Thought this was a beautiful scene, but wished the wind wasn't blowing as hard as it was. That would have made it a bit easier to stop motion in the flowers. I shot at 1/500th, but should have shot at even a faster speed probably. You usually see large clumps of these growing along the roadsides, but I had never seen an entire hillside. Click on the picture for a full sized (and always better) view. Picture taken with Canon 20D and 18-55EF-S f/3.5-5.6 lens - exposed at 1/500th, F5.6, ISO 200 - 56mm film equivalent focal length.

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