Steaming Posts In the Park
Thursday 25 October 2012 — Category: Shooting
This morning I was on my twice or thrice weekly outing to give my seventeen-year-old son driving lessons. Today was lesson number seven.
For now, our “headquarters” for the lessons is the huge, usually-empty parking lot at the Linn County Expo Center (fairgrounds). As we were driving by nearby Timber Linn Park, I noticed a lot of steam rising from a line of wet wooden posts along one side of the gravel parking lot. I had my son stop so I could jump out and take a few photos.
Even though I did not have my nice Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera with me, I always have my Canon PowerShot S100 pocket camera with me. Although it’s a smaller and less capable camera, it does have full manual controls, and RAW shooting capability.
As you can see from the photo, there was so much steam coming off these wet posts in the morning sunshine that they almost looked like they were on fire! You will also notice that I focused on the posts a bit further away, so the closer posts are somewhat out of focus.
It’s always satisfying to be able to whip out my camera and get a spur-of-the-moment shot, no matter where I am. It rarely works out to come back later — you have to seize the moment, IF you have your camera with you! Do you?
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