Peterson’s Butte

By: danitacahill

Nov 21 2011

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Category: Fall Theme, Landscape Photography, Nature, Nature Photography, Photography


Focal Length:70mm
Shutter:1/0 sec

This is Peterson’s Butte. It was featured in the background of my “Counting Sheep” post a couple days ago. This is the butte from a different angle.

The light plays off this hillside of rolling farmland in interesting and beautiful ways. It’s one of my current favorite subjects to photograph.

This shot was taken out the passenger window of our pickup. My husband was driving our family up to the Portland, Oregon area. I saw the light on the hill and asked him to stop. Well, more like yelled, “STOP!” (I might have said please. Don’t remember).

My husband is a good guy and very supportive of my writing and photography. So, he stopped. I shot some photos. We drive a little further. I yell “STOP!” again. He stops. I shoot. A few miles more, I yell. He rolls his eyes and slows down. I do a drive-by shooting.

There’s really no need to test the patience of a good-guy husband, right ladies?

The rest of the trip there and back, I played with fast shutter speeds of about 1/500 of a second and shot through the windows, at 60-plus MPH. Have any of you tried this? I’m such an infant photographer, I just learned about adjusting shutter speeds about a year and a half ago. (I told you I was no expert!)

I still got some fun stuff on the trip up. On the way back home, it was dark and I experimented with light painting.

But I’ll save that for another post.


2 comments on “Peterson’s Butte”

  1. Beautiful countryside and capture! You’re writing made me laugh also because I tend to do the same thing when my husband is driving 🙂

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