by Jimmy Denham
It's pretty interesting to see just how far photographers will go to get a picture. Sometimes, I even find myself doing some rather risky things to get the picture I want, like the one of the Texas State Capitol in Austin, TX, above. It was early, but there were still vehicles moving up and down Congress Avenue and it was starting to rain, but I wanted this image! There was little thought about plopping the tripod down in the middle of the road and letting the shutter drag on for 13 seconds!
In all honesty, if there was real danger of getting hurt, I would not have taken the picture. With that said, there were quite a few joggers out there and they were moving at a pretty fast pace!
There were two major processing moves on this shot. One was a tighter crop - I was much further away than the finished image would reflect and it was taken with a Tamron 17-50mm lens at 43 mm. The second was obviously converting to black and white, which was done in Aperture using the Kodak Tri-X 400 +2 preset from VSCO Film.