Photo of the Week:
This week’s photo of the week is a good example of why serious photographers will always have a camera ready and will constantly look for a photo opportunity.
Last weekend I was riding shotgun with my friend (Mark Doar) as we crossed the I-5 Columbia River bridge traveling towards Portland, Oregon. As I looked toward the east I could see the scene below, but I couldn’t shoot it. I was in the passenger seat and the scene was to my left, through the driver’s side window and there was another 3 lanes of traffic obscuring my view. However, I knew we would be returning later and that same view would be right outside my passenger window. As we approached the bridge on the way back I made sure my camera was prepared: f9 aperture for a decent depth of field, 1/1000th second shutter speed to compensate for the moving vehicle. Plus 1/3 of a f-stop to capture shadow detail and the lowest ISO I could get away with to reduce noise (ISO 800). Mark’s pickup was really bouncing so I wasn’t too confidant when I pressed the shutter, but I was pretty happy with the results.