365 Photo Project - Day 2 - Cold and Rainy

Nights like tonight are one of the many reasons I decided to start this project. Not because I got a perfect shot, but because I was out shooting. It's about 40°F, which wouldn't be too bad, but the wind and rain made it a bit chilly. During this type of weather I would prefer to be cuddling up with my wife in front of the fire, but you miss a lot of really beautiful shots if you wait until the weather is perfect, and often times, certain types of shots can only be taken in poor weather.

Today's shot is of Wylie City Hall in Wylie, TX. It's a fairly interesting building with vibrant colors and rough textures. I've been wanting to photograph this building but have never taken the time to do so, but I decided on this cold and rainy night that it was time. Rule number one for any photographer is be prepared and double check ALL gear before going out. So naturally, I forgot my tripod. This meant I had to find something on which to set my camera, which, unfortunately meant that I was very limited on the shots I was able to get. I didn't get the shot I was really aiming for, but I was satisfied.

Technical Stuff:

  • Camera: Nikon D5000
  • Lens: 50mm f1.8
  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • Aperture: f8
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter Speed: 10s

You can view high resolution images on my flickr.