My mother has a friend who lives in this village, pretty much half way between Kidderminster, (home of the rug) and Kingswinford, (home of nothing worth mentioning), and every now and again I return to the family mansion, drag her, kicking and screaming from the Orangery, where she entertains the groundsman between 9.30 and 11.00, and shove her into the charabanc to take her for a visit. After dropping her off this morning I had an extremely fast walk along the footpath of the Stour where it skirts the village, and found this dilapidated old shed.
I used a tripod for these shots, along with a remote release, which allowed my to use the lowest iso my D5000 will handle (Nikon stupidly call it LO01, so I don’t know what it is)…
I stopped down to f29 to keep things super-crispy and used shutter speeds between 1/6 of a second right down to 2.5 seconds….I could see very little through the viewfinder or on screen so focused on a set distance on the lens ring..(Note to self…Always carry a tape measure, it was luck I had one in the car…a Godsend..
I find I hardly ever take the Sigma 18-250 mm lens off the camera these days. It does everyting you ask of it so well, and, I have an absolute hatred of carrying gear…I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again,’ One good general purpose lens should be all you need in 99.99% recurring of photographic situations’.
All Images Copyright Stuart Allan Hyde.