Week 23. An old barn at sunrise.

Week 23 saw me on a local side road for the sunrise. At this time of year the sun rises far enough in the North East to illuminate the side of the barn nicely.

Because of the big difference in brightness between the sky and the foreground I spent some time trying different combinations of graduated neutral density filters trying to find a balance between the two.

Old barn in the spring.

“Wot you lookin’ at?”

An Eastern Chipmunk checking what the photographer is up to.

I was using my ground pod to get as low to the ground and as close as possible to eye level with the birds, squirrels and chipmunks in the yard. As a result, the Chipmunk would occasionally stand up on its hind legs to get a better view of me. For some reason, in my mind it’s got a belligerent Cockney accent.

Checking out the photographer.

Gold (well, yellow) in week 22.

A male American Goldfinch poses in front of a complimentary background.

Is it just me but wouldn’t Yellow Finch be a more accurate common English name? A bit like Purple Finch would be more accurately called a Raspberry Red Finch.

Taken during week 22 of my 52 week photo project. The bird is in shade with sunlit Cedar trees as a background.

American Goldfinch (male).