Friday, February 29, 2008

Day 61 POTD Eternal Flame on Leap Day


I shot both of these with my 18-135 mm lens, in RAW, manual mode, f/13; wb shady, ISO 200. Bottom photo is at ss: 1/40; 28 mm. The top photo was at 44 mm, ss: 1/160.

I needed to do very little in photoshop with these. I slightly increased the saturation, slightly, sharpened, and that was it. I might play with them a little more later, using an action to pop the colors in the top one a bit.

This is the Eternal Flame at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. It represents the eternal quest for knowledge.

23 comments:

Scrapper88 said...

How cool, great photos!! Love the eternal flame, feels very impowering!

Kari said...

That looks awesome with the sunset behind!

Jess said...

These are so cool! I especially like the first one, I guess because of the colors. And I love what this represents!

Alicia Barry said...

Great colours.

Sharon said...

Nicely done. I like the sculpture.

Gypsy Girl said...

I love the sunset in the first one. My kids love to watch Monk.

Val said...

Cool photo!

Krystle said...

Ewww these are so cool. Very different, love them!

April said...

those look great. i love the sillouette of it!

Jeanette said...

I really like the first one with the sun setting. Very pretty.

Nicole said...

So beautiful. The lines on this is just facsinating. You could look at it for hours and see different things.

Michelle said...

what a cool sculpture. love all the detail on it. you caught it beautifully.

Amy said...

These are so neat, I love the first one for the sunset! You find the coolest things to photograph!

mom2three said...

Awesome!

Stacey said...

Very cool!

melissapalomo said...

I love that first one- beautiful colors!

Kristina said...

I like that first one. The colors are just great on it. When I read your title, it made me think of the Bangles song "Eternal Flame." :)

Shanna Jones said...

Nice! Love the angle of the second one!

Becky said...

That is cool. I love the sun behind it too.
And if you want to boost DH's ego any more, you can tell him that Jimmy Neutron also has a wicked head of hair. :-)

Mandy said...

oooo....those are so awesome and detailed. I just love the sunset behind them. You always find SUCH interesting things to take photos of.

jewels said...

I really enjoy the color, and letting my eyes follow the silhouetted pieces of the torch!

cheers,
jewels

Jackie said...

Just lookin thru blogs today...didn't comment on every picture but man you have some really great shots there....amazing

Kelly said...

Love them.. Love the lights captured through the shapes on the first one. Just beautiful