Monday, March 23, 2009

A good weekend

Twilight on the Lake

A former co-worker of mine organizes a charity 5k race for her church's youth ministry. I went this year to take some photographs for them. Got some good ones, I think. Shot about 800 total, and processed just over 200 of them into final JPEGs. You'll probably seen a couple of them later this week.

Anyway, the race is held out at Furman University. It gave me the opportunity to photograph the University's lake and signature clock tower in the pre-dawn twilight. This is something that I've wanted to do for awhile. I didn't get the shot I wanted, but I'm quite happy with what I did get. The only reason I didn't get what I wanted is that I did not have the time to get into the position I had pre-visualized with the sunrise colors behind the clock tower. I only had about 20 minutes and didn't know my way around the Furman lake. I will head back and do some scouting though, so I can get what I wanted. That's the fun of photography. Heck, even Ansel Adams kept returning to the same places in Yellowstone until he found the best light he had pre-visualized.

Keep shooting.

4 comments:

Susan I said...

You may not have gotten what you wanted but you got an amazing shot. This is beautiful. I love the blue cast and the on the lake. I look forward to see other images from that day. And I think I will be heading over to Furman for some shots too.

Craig Lee said...

Thank you, Susan. I'm am quite happy with it. The lesson I learned was to scout out an area ahead of time before trying to photograph it in the dark.

jakshaw said...

So pretty!

Craig Lee said...

Again, thank you! :-)