The lamp post on Monroe

Another shot from the rainy evening we had back in late December. I was just hanging around this area using my 50mm to create some depth down long streets, sidewalks and walkways.

I loved how this little bricked path kind of “tunneled” itself though the trees and emerged at a lamp post/street light down the way. Some gorgeous “fall” leaves lay on the ground and the reflections from the storm added another element I dug.

I find myself fascinated with low shots like this, especially when using a 50mm or 85mm. You can get such distance when you are close to the ground, cool perspective, awesome lines and beautiful bokeh, especially when shooting wide open.

(exif: canon rebel xsi, canon 50mm 1.4, f/1.6, iso 100, 1/6 sec)

  • Chris Nitz

    I really enjoy your B&W work, even better when it is coupled with a shot taken close to the ground. Love it man!

  • Scott

    Love the little details all over the image

  • Oscar Navarro

    I love this photo, especially the depth that this is, how you fixed it the lanterns in the trees arc described.. Beautiful

  • Rick Young

    Killer shot Mike

  • Jesse

    That framing draws you right down the street, great work Mike

  • Jim Denham

    Really nice image Mike, and love how the black and white fits this perfectly! Well done!

  • Scott Frederick

    Love all the reflections of light and of course your choice of B&W treatment buddy!

  • Tom Baker`

    Mike this is great man. I love the leaves on the ground.

  • Adam Olson

    Love the depth in this image! It’s so clear! Awesome shot!

  • Sean

    Hey Mike! Again, Fantastic image! Love the B & W and the mood you captured! Thanks for sharing! Sean

  • Scott Wood

    Wonderful black and white treatment to a very nice composition to start with. I have shot in this same area before but don’t think I have done anything that can hold a candle to this comp.

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