Monochrome Madness 2 48\52 Silos

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I am loving Silos at the moment, and wish I was a little closer to the central valley or countryside where there are more of them.  In the right light I think they’re really interesting and tell wonderful stories.

These silos are located in Sacramento Valley where a lot of rice is grown.

Monochrome Madness 2 48 of 52 Silos

I added a border with the curly edges because it reminded me of the old black and whites

from my childhood, and I thought it worked for this image.

This is part of Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness 2 challenge. To view all the images

submitted this week click here. here.

Nikon Df| Nikkor 28-105mm| Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film| PS CC 2015, Nik Silver Efex Pro, and On1 Photo 10

More to come…

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Ring-necked Pheasants

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I don’t see these birds too often, and seeing two together last Saturday was very exciting!

Ring-necked Pheasants

It was a challenging image to make. I was in the backseat, the birds were in front of us; we were on an auto-route only in a National Wildlife Refuge, we had to stop a good distance from them to keep them from dashing off too soon, the driver’s mirror was in the way, and the back windows only rolled down halfway or a tad less. Why are manufacturer’s doing that? GRRR!! There should be a way to roll them down completely!

I had removed my shoes earlier to be able to sit with my legs tucked under me to get more height to shoot down on birds that were near the shore edges, or grassy levies and it helped to get me over the challenges of shooting this pair from the car.

The sound of my shutter clicking spooked the pair and off they flew!

I can’t tell you how pleased I am to have one keeper image of the pair together!

Nikon D300s| Nikkor 200-500mm VR| Lexar Professional Digital Film| hand-held from a car| rental lens- san jose camera & video

 

 

MM2 42/52 Silos of Sacramento Valley

Copyright ©2016 Deborah M. Zajac. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

These are rice silos in Sacramento Valley, California.  The Sacramento Valley produces medium, and short grain rices. There are a lot of silos here that I’ve wanted to photograph every time I come up for birding.

This past week-end while on my way from refuge to another for sunset I was just fooling around with the 200-500mm lens and took several images of silos we passed.  I boosted my ISO to increase my shutter speed and made this image from the car while it was zipping along the freeway at 65MPH.

I’d love to spend some time making images of these with the right lens and framing.

MM2 42 of 52 Rice Silos Sacramento Valley CA

This is my entry to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness 2 this week. To see all this week’s entries click here.

Nikon D300s| Nikkor 200-500mm| Lexar Professional Digital Film