This week’s Top Pick Thursday is from a local photographer – well, local to me being about an hour away – Michael Lawrence. Michael’s work has been inspiring me over the last year with his compositions and natural lighting images. You may recognize some of his work through my work because he has captured some locations in the Lancaster area that I also have shared… and sometimes, a tobacco barn looks like a tobacco barn no matter where it is 🙂
“Shot just a couple of minutes before sunrise. The Jefferson Memorial is under construction, which made close-up shots not so desirable. Just a few minutes after this was taken the wind picked up and made any type of sharp images nearly impossible.” – Michael
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While at a stop, I had an opportunity to take a quick set of brackets. I don’t know which stop it was, but it was close to NYC.
I’ve had a tendency to purposefully put the sun lens flare into the shots… I know there are a lot of folks who absolutely hate them. [Sorry to you folks!] I’ve finding that it is part of my “style” (if there is such a thing).
One another side note, I was out at our building lot again today at sunrise. So excited. Here’s why:
I know there are a lot of people who say we live in a rural area filled with “the Amish”. It may be true. But, there are a lot of other hard-working farmers that aren’t Amish too! I’m actually surprised at how little time it took me to get this shot composed. It ended up being the first bracketed shots that I took this morning and I think they are the ones that I like the best. Usually, it takes me a little bit of time to get into that ‘groove’.
This will be right down the street from our new home that will begin construction in a few weeks. It will be great to drive by such scenery every morning. If you feel like you want to visit this great land of ours, you should get in contact with me – or one of the other great photographers from the Lancaster County Photographers Meetup Group!