The title for this “lesson learned” should be You’re on location not on assignment. What I mean by that title is that when the picture above was taken I was on my way to photograph the Currituck Beach Lighthouse in Corolla, NC. Obviously there is no lighthouse in this photograph. The light is about one quarter mile down the . Lesson learned is that setting out to photograph one specific thing is a mistake. My mindset needs to change to I am headed in the general direction of the Currituck Light to take photos. Limiting myself to only shooting the light would have neglected a great opportunity to get this shot.
This photo is of a wonderfully restored Willys in front of a barn. The shot is taken behind the Twiddy Realty offices in Corolla. Props to Twiddy for a wonderful vacation rental and great service! On the way to the light house we needed to drop off some stuff at a vehicle we had parked at the Twiddy offices (can’t take a minivan on the 4×4 access beach). I added a little vignetting and made the photo b/w to give it a little bit of a an older photograph feel. Whomever restored this jeep did a fantastic job. Here’s a shot of the jeep in color so you can see the quality of the restore.
ISO 100; Exp 1/400; f/4; Focal length 40mm; border and vignetting added in picnik, b/w and tone adjusted (very minor) in picasa
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