This weeks photo challenge is Landscapes. The subjects are rural scenes, urban scenes and a photo you could put in a tourist guide for my region. The bonus shot is a statue. So... I'll start out with my worst photo. I had high expectations for this one but it didn't turn out the way I thought it would. Oh well. I will post it anyway and see if anyone has any suggestions.
I thought I could take a landscape picture at dusk when the fireflies were out. Same concept as the fireworks basically. I set the camera on a tripod and did a timed exposure. This on is 15 seconds. I thought I would able to get all sorts of firefly streaks across the picture but if you look at this picture, there is one streak on the left side of the picture. I believe if I made the exposure any longer it would be over exposed. This picture looks like day light!
My big plans to get a shot of fireflies looking like fireworks obviously did not work out the way I wanted it too! Maybe that's why I haven't seen many firefly pictures!
I then took another rural type shot. This one I think could be in a tourist guide for my area. This is Round Lake.
Here is my urban shot. This is my favorite! Talk about being in the right place at the right time!!!
Luckily I wasn't driving and I had my camera with me! I kept trying to get this anvil cloud and I would have to wait for a clearing while we were driving along. I have several shots of it but this one was the best since I just happened to get Medieval Times there in the distance! That was just plain luck!!! I would have to say this could go in a tourist guide too since Medieval Times isn't everywhere!
My family has gone to a couple of Flyers baseball games in the past month so I took this shot. The Flyers are a minor baseball team. I don't currently live in Schaumburg but it's where I grew up. This field is only about 2 miles from my parents house. I think this shot along with the Medieval Times shot could go in a tourists guide for Schaumburg!
Here's the statue that's right outside Alexian Field.
It's the only statue I remember seeing since the challenge began. I'm not sure if he has a name.
Tips?? All I can think of is the rule of 3rds with landscape scenes. Also that it is very difficult to take photos of a field of fireflies!! Especially when I was being swarmed by mosquitos!!!