I like to have something new posted on the site every week to ten days, but it has really been too hot to get out and shoot for the last couple of weeks, and now I am bumping up on a deadline to hit the road to our nephew’s wedding in Florida this week. So, I decided to look at some of the work I have shot recently, but have not shown on the site.
This shot represents a couple of firsts for me. It was my first photographic visit to Ft. Hunt, and it was the first dedicated shoot using my new D700 camera and my new16-35mm lens. I originally processed this shot taken on a lower level of the main gun mount structure the day I took it, but saved it off to go have supper and did not look at it again for six weeks. Initially, I was not particularly enthused by this shot, but after viewing again, I decided I really like it – the light and shapes that first attracted me still worked, and on the second, much later viewing I feel fairly satisfied with the image (it is all very personal). It is a five shot HDR, as the foreground and the door to the left were in relatively deep shadow and there was very bright light coming in from the top right. I have another shot taken only a few feet away from this location that I really like, but … there is some editorial grafitti I have to remove from one of the metal door grates before I can share it with you.
I hope you enjoy this photo! I hope to have some shots to share from our road trip late next week.