robertconley
robertconley

Powerlines.



Views

662

Likes

Awards

Member Selection Award
Spring Selection Award
Peer Award
Giorgio_Soffiati charlenekoritnik marlenekamfer mjhousto allansribeiro Rinosoft Gilleroo1 +1
Absolute Masterpiece
tahatahirmalik OJ_Photography Mape ronhilton bbauter Neka othompsonski
Superb Composition
FlowerGlow Stevan Alizka_13 Snag finndale cynthiabrink davidimrie
Outstanding Creativity
usernamemarcodomenico dtrain21 gutterpunk charleskitson
Top Choice
bojanbarbaric

Submitted to Photo Contests

Top ClassTM

B&W Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
The Battle Of Amateurs Photo ContestTop 30 class

Same photographer See all

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken on the W&OD bike trail in Northern Virginia. It was a cold, wet, and overcast Winter day.
Time
The picture was taken at 2.15pm. I had stopped at my turn around point and decided to have a couple energy gels. The power lines and low-hanging dark gray clouds grabbed my attention and I decided to take a couple pictures of them. To me these really made the picture.
Lighting
The lighting is all natural.
Equipment
The picture was taken with an iPhone6.
Inspiration
I'm primarily a mountain biker. Sometimes the dirt trails are too wet to ride, as they were on this day, and I rode my road bike instead. I wanted a picture showing where I ride it and what I see along the way. The paved trail, power lines, and clouds provided an appropriate setting.
Editing
The picture was taken in color. I then used an iPhone app to convert it black and white. B&W seemed to better capture the mood of the day.
In my camera bag
To take pictures I carry an iPhone6, a GoPro Hero4, and a Canon G9X. These three provide plenty of versatility and options when I stop to take pictures.
Feedback
My advice for shooting pictures is to first envision in your mind what it is you want to capture. Then, put yourself in an environment, which includes location, setting, and time of day, that matches your vision. Once there, take some shots. Use different angles on your subject, too. You'll be surprised at how one angle that you didn't expect to turn out well actually looks better than the one you imagined.

See more amazing photos, Follow robertconley