Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Early April

1/3200 second, f/2.2, ISO 500

1/4000 second, f/2.2, ISO 500

At first sight there wasn't much happening in this small triangular chunk of Golden Gate Park but I decided to stay in one place and look around more carefully rather than wander farther.

1/50 second, f/14, ISO 800

1/250 second, f/5, ISO 800

1/60 second, f/7.1, ISO 640

1/40 second, f/9, ISO 125

1/125 second, f/3.2, ISO 200

1/200 second, f/2.2, ISO 200

1/600 second, f/2.5, ISO 640

1/1250 second, f/1.8, ISO 640

Staying in one spot meant that I figured out more ways to make medium-range and long-range pictures (alongside the close-ups that come spontaneously). This experience of limited geography and intense stimulation based on random fragments of nature was sort of like my crude mental image of Thoreau's experiences at Walden Pond. But his books are vague and misty in my mind because I have always disliked 19th century American literature and seldom read any of it voluntarily or for pleasure.