Three Silos

There a lot of farms where I’m currently staying. And even in winter they never sleep. Cows continue to graze, tractors keep trundling down the road and through the fields, and silos stand ever silent as they are slowly emptied of their precious feed corn.

I like these old style silos; they have so much texture to them, every tile shaded with the weathering of years. And these “triplets” seemed perfectly posed.

This shot was taken with a tripod-mounted Canon 60D with Tamron 18-270 zoom set at 100mm. This is notable for two reasons. First, it shows you don’t need an ultra-expensive camera or lens to take great shots. And second, always remember to deactivate any image stabilization your lens may have when you’re using a tripod. The stillness of the ‘pod may confuse the IS mechanism and actually ADD camera shake where there was none before!

Exposure Data: ISO 100, f/16, .3″

Written by The Twilit Lens

Freelance photographer and ponderer of the unusual. I welcome the presence of mystery and the unknown. Wonder is not absent from the universe, and there is still room for the child in those who haven't yet allowed their hearts to wither to dust.


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