It's another wonderful Friday. The weekend has come and there's only a few more hours between you and a nice relaxing break. It's time for you to take a second and breathe. Check out Cramer Imaging's featured "Photo of the Week" to help you do just that. This week, we've got a beautiful Shot of the Logan Utah temple in springtime to help cheer you up.
This is another one of those shots where I happened to have business in Logan and brought my camera with me. I decided to take some time for temple pictures since the flowers were out and blooming.
After wandering around and taking lots of different shots, I had to wait for people to vacate the area where I wanted to try. In the mean time, I decided that I wanted to try for a different kind of shot for me. I wanted some of the beautiful tulip flowers in the frame with the steeple of the building.
This was not as easy of a shot as it sounds. I had to find the right bed of tulips to even try the shot. Not every tulip was looking at its peak. Once I found the flowers I wanted to use, I had to figure out how to get them positioned in frame the way that I wanted them to be. I didn't want them to be these small and insignificant things which were incidentally there.
I also had the failing light to contend with. This meant that my shutter speed kept going up as I tried for shots. I can't hold still for long enough to get the shot I wanted so I kept increasing my ISO in order to get what I needed for shutter speed.
I finally realized that I had to be right on the ground to get the angle I was looking for. I couldn't see the view finder or the screen to make sure that I was framing it right. It had to be that low. I took a few shots and readjusted to get it right after checking on the last batch. I finally got the framing right after trial and error.
The result is this photograph where the temple stands high against the sky while the flowers of spring add the foreground interest to the frame.