Birds On A Wire

Pigeons on a telephone wire – classic picture, right?

Pigeons on a Telephone Wire

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Credit: Ari Brown
  • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
  • Taken: 4 April, 2009
  • Focal length: 75mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000s

Even so, finding the right shot can be hard.  I wanted the simple lines and symmetry in the wires.  Sun should be up but not right overhead.  You need some pigeons in there, right?  Well I was out shooting radio towers and I just saw this out of the corner of my eye.  Want more?  Hit the jump for the rest of the post.

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  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
  • Focal length: 75mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000s

Lots Of Lights At The Port

Lights at the Port of Seattle

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Credit: Ari Brown
  • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
  • Taken: 25 February, 2009
  • Focal length: 73mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s

I can’t explain why the port fascinates me so much – maybe too much of The Wire, Season 2 or something.  Seattle is a huge port town, even though it’s easy to ignore.  There are also some great parks where you can watch the action.  I went out on a day far too cold to take some pictures, but didn’t really like anything I shot of the cans (heh… cans), trucks, or ships.  I do like the lights though.  When you’re working around the clock, I suppose you need to see what you’re doing.   During the day, it’s just a 12-armed monster.  Love the shape though – I like how it looks in sepia too.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
  • Focal length: 73mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s