Day 2. Luckily only 363 days left to go.
Today started off a lot better than yesterday. It was my first day back at work, which meant that even though I was working from home, I was still more awake and mobile. This time of year brings on the added challenge of shorter days. This caused me to have to get out during the lunch break to capture today’s shot. Remembering one of my favourite summertime photo-shoot areas, I decided to check out what it would look like in the death of winter – without the splendor and colour of the flowers and gardens. Packing up the camera and wife, we jumped in the car for the short journey to Thorncliff community garden where I hoped to grab a picture of a dried flower. With most of the lots being fairly clean, it was slim picking flower wise, but I spotted this rusted, honeycomb fence laying across one of the garden lots. Shooting horizontally across the fence with a small F stop for a thin depth of field created the perfect shot for today’s photo.
I used my Canon 7D Mark 1 with a Canon EF 24-70mm F4 L lens at 53mm, shooting at 1/400, F4, with an ISO setting of 100. It was mostly overcast when the shot was taken, but the thin clouds gave some added brightness to the day.
Now everything was well and good until I went for a walk after work. The sun was preparing to set and the light was getting low when I spotted a lonely leaf stuck in a tennis court net. I thought I would make this a fence day and share a second photo. Generally I don’t plan to share more than one photo a day here, but it is early on and picking between these two was tough, so let’s make an exception.
Shot also with the Canon 7D and EF 24-70mm lens at 42mm, shooting at 1/80, F4, with an ISO setting of 500.