I was on a bus off to shoot photos for a tour I was on. I was admittedly burnt out from shooting people in groups, speaking, posed, and pretty much anything else having to do with humanity. I had my Canon 5D Mark II and the 24-135mm 2.4 lens and I just pointed my camera outside the bus window and shot the landscape that rolled passed me. I was fascinated by the rural Colorado landscape.
There are a few things of note about the picture. The obvious one is you can see the reflection of the bus and the glass. I am aware of this and I wanted it that way. I could have used a filter to remove it but I think part of the picture is the fact I am shooting what is going by me and the bus was apart of it just as much as the scenery. The second thing is I wanted it in black and white. There is a rawer emotion to the black and white and the landscape to me was both interesting and depressing. This wasn’t a prosperous area we were going into. I think the black and white reflects the faded feeling to the area.
This isn’t meant to be a downer type picture. It is a reflection of what was going on around me and the images I was seeing. It also is a nice break from the flowers and portraits I normally shoot and share.
For the photo nerds: Canon 5D Mark II, 24mm, f/2.8, ISO 200, 1/500sec.