Thursday, June 12, 2008

Open Range, Almost





With Project Blue come and gone, I had the need to go shoot. It makes it easier in some regards and yet harder in others now that there is no project. I have the freedom to think and choose from anything in which I wish to shoot. The projects at least give me a starting point. Tonight I wanted to practice shooting in low light. I have something coming up soon (I'll post the specifics soon) in which I will need such practice. I drove for about half hour to this location and decided to shoot. The scene looked so open, with the exception of the barbed wire. Is it keeping people out? Or in? Anyhow, I hope you enjoy them. Oh, and in regards to shooting in low light, all the above images were long exposures ranging from 15 to 30 seconds. The sun had already fallen and the moon was up in place.

12 comments:

christy said...

I completely understand what you mean about the lack of project being freeing but more challenging.

And if I ever see a T-shirt like the ones you described, I will take LOTS of pictures and then buy it! :)

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

The land looks so vast and lifeless. It looks like the barbed wire is doing its job.

Raven said...

Oh Robert! These are beautiful! I especially love the first two.

Val said...

Wow! Now how did you do it? You totally need to include a how to on these things for us who have no idea!

juliana said...

i wuld never guess these shots weren't taken at daylight.
excellent job.

Shelly said...

Wow...really pretty. I love open range and you captured it perfectly, even the trespass gap in the fencing.

Carletta said...

WOW! I absolutely love these - you did a wonderful job.
They sure sing to my country girl's heart.

Anna said...

These are wonderful! I love barbed wire. Very interesting! I shot some here in CO as well!

Cris said...

Yeah, I feel that need sometimes, just grab my camera and shoot. I find it harder when there is no project. The pictures are great I have never been to CA before and wonder what it looks like besides all the usual pictures everyone has in mind of your state.

Green Eyed Girl said...

Those are so beautiful! Glad you were able to go out and shoot!

quilly said...

Had you not told me, I never would have known these weren't taken in broad daylight! Very well done. I like the first shot the best.

I was born and raised a country girl and know barbed wire so well, I carry a couple of scars. It has been years since barbed and I had any kind of intimate encounter, but when I saw your first shot, I felt a huge rush of nostalgia.

Jeanne Damoff said...

Great shots! I especially like the first and last ones.

I really need to play around with my camera's features. It can do much more than I ask of it. You're an inspiration.