Sprinklers, Morning Sun, and My Neighbor’s Tree
One morning a couple of weeks ago, I had on my calendar to go down to the Farmer’s Market for photos, but having just walked my dog, and only a half cup of coffee for breakfast, plus the feeling that I wanted to try something different, I didn’t make it out of my house.
When I got up for another cup of coffee, I saw out my window that the early morning sun on my purple sage plant was looking really interesting, so I got my camera and went to shoot.
I stepped out the door and I stopped in my tracks. The sun was hitting the water from the sprinkler in a beautiful way. I forgot the sage plant and starting taking photos of the water as it arched and caught the light of the sun. I was enthralled by it.
The sun was the key to this photo. At first I was just shooting for where the sun was hitting the water, but then I decided to work with the composition of the background. I was using different shutter speeds, so I could either shorten the streaks of rain or elongate it in some way. In the background, you see the fence between my yard and my neighbor’s and the tree in her yard. I really liked this shot, and I was glad I hadn’t gone to the Farmer’s Market, as I would have missed it. These sets of shots were the only shots for myself that I took that day, and as the rest of the day wasn’t very good, these photos really made it much better. Funny, how photography does that for me. 🙂
This was shot with my 35-70mm lens at F/2.8 and a shutter speed of 1/200.
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