Sunday, October 3, 2010


191/365 - Rain's Coming
Originally uploaded by Wayne-K
I love summer! I love the warm weather, the sunshine, and the long daylight hours. I never cared much for the cold winter season. Before I continue, I know some of you don't consider California winters cold, but compared to Hawaii, it's freezing here!! Okay, now that I got that out of the way, where was I? Oh, yeah...Autumn brings cooler weather, beautiful colors (well, not so much around here), and fluffy other words, more interesting landscape pictures.

I woke up this morning and noticed the sky was filled with beautiful clouds. They even had a touch of red from the rising sun. I had planned on taking some photographs at the park today, but decided to head to the hills to capture the great clouds. I drove to the Morgan Territory Regional Preserve, which is just north of Livermore, CA (about 25 minutes away).


For this shot, I used my wide-angle lens, got up close to the fence to fill the foreground with the first post, and used a small aperture for maximum DOF. A ND grad filter helped reduce the contrast difference between the sky and foreground and of course, the tripod allowed me to shoot with a slower shutter speed. I placed the bright umbrella against the fence to add a bit of interest and color....and because I thought it fit in nicely with the gray clouds in the background.

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