Today I really wished I had brought my tripod along. The light was very cool but dim and I would have liked to have a larger DoF. I had to hand hold however so 1/60 sec was about as slow as I felt I could go without completely blurring the image.
This was taken at Macy's guitar teacher's house. Since she does better when I'm not there, I sit out in the car. I noticed this cool moss covered stone wall and hemmed and hawed about the appropriateness of getting out and shooting it. I weighed the likelihood of getting "caught" with the potential consequences and figured it was highly unlikely anyone would notice and even if they did, the worst case would be a strange look and maybe some awkward questions. I've been in worse positions before. I reminded myself that the last time I did this, by the end of the year, I was climbing up on benches at the Papa John's to take pictures of the guys tossing pizza crusts so I was just out of practice being brazen. With that I got out and walked over to the wall with purpose only to find that it was impossible to shoot the wall without getting his garbage can in the background. I repositioned and found this shot, bracketed a little bit and cleaned it up some in LR5. Not too bad although I'm not thrilled with the rickety old wooden steps behind the little totem.
I'm a mother of 2 girls living in NC. I've dabbled in photography on and off but really this is just for fun