Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Photo of the Week: have a seat, stay a while
I took this week's photo during Zoo Lights at the Lincoln Park Zoo. I'm not really a huge zoo fan myself, but a zoo lit up with Christmas lights, that I can get excited about. Update 1/3/10: Since first posting this, this photo has gone crazy-go-nuts on flickr, getting sucked into the flickr explore universe, and acquiring over 1000 views, 50+ comments and 150 faves. All in less than 5 days. Weird. Didn't see that coming at all.
Photo Details: Nikon D7000 with 50mm f1.8 lens, at 1/20sec and f1.8, ISO800. This was handheld with no support, and no VR, so I was lucky to get a sharp photo at 1/20sec.
Processing Note: I brightened and partially desaturated the bottom half of this photo, so the snow would read as white. It was quite pink in the original due to the Christmas lights. I intentionally left it just a touch pink, for authenticity-- you don't want to go too far with the processing.