Blue and Gold

Well, staying on the East Coast, but moving up to Boston.  I attended the American Academy of Optometry conference in conjunction with my photography trip… ;)  I knew I wanted to shoot at the Christian Science Center, but really hadn’t researched where it was in relation to my hotel.  Well, I was pleasantly surprised when the cabbie drove right past it then stopped about 2 blocks later at the Hilton!  I checked in, grabbed some gear and headed out.  I wanted to grab the reflection of the dome, but with the wind, it would have been nearly impossible to make it out.  I slapped on the 10 stop for some exposures, but wasn’t overly thrilled with them, so I waited until blue hour and narrowed my aperture to get a nice long exposure.  I have a couple of other ND filters on order, so hopefully I will get some better results around sunset…  I was happy with the reflection, but the clouds and light bursts were just the icing on the cake!

Canon XSi, Tamron 17-50 2.8 VC, 17mm, f/22, ISO 100, 120 seconds

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12 Responses to Blue and Gold

  1. Blue and Gold is appropriate, luv the colors. It looks like you are standing in the pond to get that shot.
    Jon Stolarski recently posted..From the Rooftop (Sneak Peak)

  2. Classic shot. Nice complimentary colors. Should have given me a shout man!

  3. Yep, what Laz said: classic shot. Nice cool tones.

  4. Beautiful shot Chris.
    Chris Frailey recently posted..Fenced In

  5. Great shot man, gorgeous colors.
    Brian Furbush recently posted..Autumn Reflections

  6. Curt Fleenor says:

    You’re right, those clouds and light bursts set this apart. Outstanding shot Chris!
    Curt Fleenor recently posted..Wall of Water

  7. A.Barlow says:

    wow nice reflection shot man.

  8. Edith levy says:

    Great shot Chris. The lighting is gorgeous and the water looks like a sheet of glass. Well done.

  9. Beautiful shot Chris. I really like that 10 stop ND. That water is beautiful.

  10. Dave DiCello says:

    Beautiful reflections here man, stunning colors as well
    Dave DiCello recently posted..Larger than life

  11. Scott Wood says:

    Everyone else has already commented on the colors and I can’t add anything different, so I will mention the perspective. I love the angle off of the water you are shooting from. While a familiar type of scene, the lower angle really changes the perspective just enough to keep my eyes from wandering out of the scene.
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  12. Jimi Jones says:

    Wow, what an awesome shot this is. Love the reflections and overall colors.
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