Interesting day photographically. I’d planned on getting some shots of the ceiling in my parking garage at work, there’s a lot of intriguing valve work and piping up there. I figured after all of the recent flowers and sunsets, something gritty and industrial would be a nice change.
As I left work I kicked the ISO on my camera up to 1600 assuming I’d be able to get manageable shutter speeds. A quick meter reading proved me wrong, as even wide open at 1600 I needed a 1/10th of a second exposure. I grabbed a quick shot of the most interesting water valve anyway, though I didn’t expect it to come out.
I was wrong. The resulting image was incredibly noisy (prior to Lightroom noise reduction), but there was no noticeable camera shake. The results are below.
My wife preferred a much closer vertical crop, featuring nothing but the valve itself. Perhaps she’s right, but this version (as shot) seems a more interesting composition to me.
Although I’d decided to do something other than flowers and sunsets, I ran into another outstanding sunset when I got home. I won’t use this as the official shot today, but the colors were amazing enough that I thought I’d share it anyway. This is straight out of the camera.