Out The Window

Out The Window

I was on a bus off to shoot photos for a tour I was on.  I was admittedly burnt out from shooting people in groups, speaking, posed, and pretty much anything else having to do with humanity.  I had my Canon 5D Mark II and the 24-135mm 2.4 lens and I just pointed my camera outside the bus window and shot the landscape that rolled passed me.  I was fascinated by the rural Colorado landscape.

There are a few things of note about the picture.  The obvious one is you can see the reflection of the bus and the glass.  I am aware of this and I wanted it that way.  I could have used a filter to remove it but I think part of the picture is the fact I am shooting what is going by me and the bus was apart of it just as much as the scenery.  The second thing is I wanted it in black and white.  There is a rawer emotion to the black and white and the landscape to me was both interesting and depressing.  This wasn’t a prosperous area we were going into.  I think the black and white reflects the faded feeling to the area.

This isn’t meant to be a downer type picture.  It is a reflection of what was going on around me and the images I was seeing.  It also is a nice break from the flowers and portraits I normally shoot and share.

For the photo nerds: Canon 5D Mark II, 24mm, f/2.8, ISO 200, 1/500sec.

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