As most of you probably know, I spent last week in Austin (TX), and I had a great time. I managed to go out shooting a couple of times (despite the Arctic weather) and both my workshops went really well: I had a great bunch of students for both of them, and Dave Wilson did a great job of organising them. All being well we'll organise another workshop out there in the future.
Anyway, I'm now back in the UK for a week to run some one-to-one training and will be posting shots from my Austin trip while I'm here. I thought I'd start with this one though as no trip to Texas can possibly be complete without a shot of the state flag: taken in Johnson City.
If you take a look at the original you'll notice that the trees were quite a bit more defined in the original. In the final version I blurred them using Bokeh as I felt that they were just a bit too obvious. If the sky had been good – deep blue, fluffy clouds, and so on – this probably wouldn't have been necessary, but the shot just looked too stark and cluttered with a flat grey sky.
As always, let me know what you think.
8.51am on 2/2/11|
Canon 5D Mark II
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM