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Along with several assignments on Friday afternoon, I was tasked with finding a feature picture (slice of life) For Saturday’s newspaper.  Friday was one of those days no one goes outside, it was cold overcast and just plain ugly.  Not good for me.  As dusk grew ever closer I went to my good ‘ol stand by, Spring Lake. It’s easy enough to make a photo there and with the light running out I took my chances someone would be exercising. By the time I got to the top of the dam, I could hardly focus and only six people walked (or rode) by.  It was almost too dark.  Quite literally, these were the last two frames that I made.  Beth Schlanker, who is filling in on the desk while Director of Photography Chad Surmick is away, helped edit the photos.  Only one made it in to the paper, but I will put both here.

Storm clouds gathered all day over Santa Rosa, but did not deter a bike rider from getting late afternoon exercise at Spring Lake in Santa Rosa, Friday Dec. 28, 2012. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

Storm clouds gathered all day over Santa Rosa, but did not deter Isabelle Knorr, 10, Kristen Klay and Natalie Roessler, 5, from walking at Spring Lake in Santa Rosa, Friday Dec. 28, 2012. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

Two different sections of the sky and two different cloud formations.  The bottom photo was shot nearly 30 minutes later over the top frame.  For people out there that want to get technical, here you go:

Top photo,

ISO 1600, 1/400th of a second at F2.8

Bottom photo,

ISO 1600, 1/60th of a second  at F2.8

Lets just say I made the most out of what the light had to offer.

-Kent Porter

 

 

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  1. Donna

    You make me want to run out and try some shots in bad weather…in the dark…a challenge is always fun!

    January 2nd, 2013 7:37 pm

  2. weather

    Thanks Donna.

    February 6th, 2013 11:28 am

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