Finding the right subject matter while choosing the correct technique can make for an intriguing photograph. My name is Francis J Michaels, a local fine art photographer here in the Cincinnati area. While I was walking through Eden Park with some friends one afternoon I came across this fantastic setting. This stoned road to nowhere was before me with great pillars on either side and a black fence all along it.
I could see homes on the hillside in the distance. I knew I had to act fast and find my shot for the Sun was going to fall quickly in the sky behind some trees. I set up my tripod and moved it five or six times looking for my shot. The sun was fading... Finally, I was ready and got my settings on the camera honed in. I ran through a series of shots, I was going to shoot a High Dynamic Range image for this scene, more highlight and shadow detail in the final image.
Something wasn't right, the Sun. It wasn't where it needed to be. I had to wait a little longer, then it started peaking out from behind the trees, and... click, click, click. I ran through another series of shots and I knew I had it. Well, I was hoping anyway. I wouldn't know until I did the post processing. As you can see, I was quite happy with the results from that day, even though this image was the only one I came away with. Posted by Francis Michaels.