Montana n: A state of the northwest United States bordering on Canada. Admitted as the 41st state in 1889. The fourth largest state in the union, it includes vast prairies and numerous majestic mountain ranges.
Syn: Treasure State, Big Sky Country, Last Best Place.
Jones n: slang. An addiction or very deep craving.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
In 2007 I took only 872 photos. In looking through them I managed to find a good one. Here is my best photo of the year.
The tree in the foreground is the focus of the photo - I would have preferred to see it as an unfocused element, with any of the blokes on horseback as the focus point. I think that would still have given you plenty of that beautiful sunlight, and at the same time helped to emphasise the ephemeral nature of the experience for the riders.
Having that foreground tree as the focus keeps drawing my eyes to it rather than the light or the riders - almost with a clang!
I'm also curious about what sort of camera and lens were you using - I certainly don't find it easy to take good photographs (I'm very much a beginner) and I like to know as much as I can about each photo that I see.
The camera is an older Olympus c-2040, 2.1 megapixel (your phone is probably better.) No fancy lenses.
There is more Jones in the archives: February 2005 March 2005 April 2005 May 2005 June 2005 July 2005 August 2005 September 2005 October 2005 November 2005 December 2005 January 2006 February 2006 March 2006 April 2006 May 2006 June 2006 July 2006 August 2006 September 2006 October 2006 November 2006 December 2006 January 2007 February 2007 March 2007 April 2007 May 2007 June 2007 July 2007 August 2007 September 2007 October 2007 November 2007 December 2007 January 2008 February 2008 March 2008 April 2008 May 2008 June 2008 July 2008 August 2008 September 2008 October 2008 November 2008 December 2008 January 2009 February 2009 March 2009 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009 December 2009 January 2010 May 2014