Camera: NIKON D3S
Shutter: 1/160 s
Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)
Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire
Lens Focal Length: 70 mm
White Balance: Manual
Shooter's Comments: Monday's events reminded me that I should always have my exposure in the ballpark, since that unexpected spot news event left me in the bright sun shooting with my color temperature at 2400k, shutter at 1/60 s, ISO at 3200 and f/2.8 - in other words, too blue and blown out.
Leaving my house Wednesday morning, I saw the sunrise shining through our wooded lot. I drove about halfway down our driveway and stopped to take a photo, also getting my camera's exposure settings in the ballpark just in case I ran across something unexpected and had to shoot quickly. I framed the sun in-between two of the trees, then silhouetted them enough so that I still retained a little bit of detail on the ground and field in the background. I also increased my color temperature to 7000k to really warm up the yellow and orange. It felt nice to just shoot something pretty.
- Swikar Patel, Photojournalist