These starlings settled right above me, and I had to go inside and clean off the camera and my hair and glasses. These are but two of the hundreds, perhaps even 365 of them, carpet bombing my small space. I was not counting on this tangible radiation when looking for some foreground to go with the cosmos.
As of today I have posted every day for the past year. Now I feel like I can ease off a bit when other demands on my time should be respected. So, there may be days when I don’t post, and I think there will be more days when I only post one or two images. I will try to keep the quality up, fewer but better on average.
This was shot with contrasty black and white in mind. I am pretty happy with the way it came out though now that I am ready to post it I think perhaps I should have toned down the bright area around the insulator and birds just a bit for more balance. Also, every dust particle on my sensor (I think that is what they must be) has been exposed, even though they are invisible in the original colour image. I took a lot out, but now see that quite a few remain.
Canon EOS 5Dii, Canon 100mm/f2.8 lens, ISO 640, f13, 1/400th.