Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Why This Picture isn't Very Good
So I was on my way to Vermont for the Telescope Maker's Conference. I stopped to have lunch with two of my sisters, Joan and Betsey. Uncharacteristically, the service in the restaurant that we always go to was impossible. It took nearly an hour to be served! And I was under a deadline because I needed to be at the bed & breakfast in Vermont by 5 PM. There was no time to waste. BUT... I wanted to stop and look at this iconic scene of Milford, the duck pond and waterfall behind town hall. This was one of the first scenes I photographed as a kid when starting out in photography, because everyone in the photo club I belonged to shot it. So I was in a huge hurry, and only took five minutes to look for and take this picture. And then there was not much water coming over the falls. And did I mention I was in a hurry? So I managed to take several views in five minutes and then dashed for the car. In the winter, with a lot of water flowing, and the falls iced up, it is a much better photograph. I will have to come back in wintertime. By the way, I have now been in Vermont for less than 5 hours and I already have a billion pictures for blog posts! Stay Tuned.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 6:54 PM