My discoveries on the weekend have led me to wanting to get a lot more use out of my camera. I've started a self imposed challenge, the 50mm challenge. Simply: I need to take a photo a day with my 50mm lens. No other rules around lighting, subject matter, post processing or subject. The only stipulation is that I'm using my 50mm prime. Seven images in seven days is my goal.
I started today off wondering what I would use as a subject for today's challenge requirement. AS I approached the office, I was caught up on how the light reflects off the wires in the early morning light. I love this time of year, as anything the sun touches becomes a wonderful golden colour, whereas anything left in shadow is a cold hard blue. This pole caught a good deal of sunlight, which was directly behind the pole. I was trying to contrast the warm wires against the dark and cold wooden pole. My individual shots were either washed out, or too dark, so I pushed together a tone mapped HDR from the RAW file. Now the image has more detail in the shadow, while keeping the warmth visible on the wires. I finished the image off, with some quick cloning to remove the dust spots that were painfully visible in the sky.