The captions are my readings before editing the photographs. Both the Church and Rachael Carson Bridge photographs histogram readings were skewed to the left, but uniquely the dead bird nest had a good amount of light with a histogram reading skewed to the right. The Church photo might be my favorite in this bunch simple because I love the old German architecture of the church along with the noticeable wear and tear on the front entrance. The dark maroon brick was able to reflect a bit more light once I tinkered with some of the natural shadows cast by nearby foliage. Plus the natural light coming in from the right side of the picture helped accent the gleam of the windows and the white cross hanging about the entrance. The Church is still being used for Lutheran masses, but like many buildings in Duestchtown it could use a renovation. The bird’s nest was something I randomly stumbled upon while I was walking around North Side. I quick caught this wet, defeated ball of rubble that use to be the home for some newborn avians (most likely Robins). The photograph worked out perfect because it was really the only photo I captured that was truly at a ‘wormseye’ view. Plus, with the amount of natural light this photo needed little editing as the debris inside the nest is clearly visible to the naked eye. Lastly, I couldn’t help, but take a skyline photo. With the overcast the skyline didn’t sparkle like it normally does, but the Rachael Carson bridge with its booming yellow stood out. Naturally, after editing I wanted to focus directly on the bridge and the noticeable presence it has even from miles away.
Lastly, the two photographs below I wanted to share simply because I had a tough time not adding these two to my final three. I thought they were unique because I was able to capture a Robin sitting alone near the top of the stairwell and then thought it would be interesting to take a photograph with the same specs (focal length 29, aperture – f25, shutter speed 1/7) from the opposite angle.