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)

13 replies
  1. Sean
    Sean says:

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

  2. Scott Wood
    Scott Wood says:

    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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