Old Poway Park

Old Poway Park

It's been hard to find time to get out and shoot lately, what with everything that's been going on lately. Happily, I was able to combine some family time and business planning this weekend when I took Jason for an outing to Old Poway Park. I needed to scope out the grounds and check the quality of the mid-day light in advance of a promotional event I'm planning for next month, and Jason needed to get out of the house and play after being cooped up for several days due to illness. He was, of course, insistent that we go straight to the playground first, but once he'd gotten some good climbing and sliding time in, he was pretty agreeable about the test shots I wanted to take.

Technical info: Shot with a Nikon D40 and Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G lens, in manual exposure mode. Aperture f/2, shutter 1/1250 sec, ISO 200. Post-processing in Aperture 3: cropped to square; curves for highlight recovery; levels to darken shadows and brighten midtones; dodged over Jason; burned over the bright sky and ground; added vignetting.



I know you wouldn't have let him run on the railway if a train could have come, but this shot still frightens me.

Mike Sakasegawa:

The train in the park only runs on Saturdays, and the picture was taken on Sunday. So, no worries.


I guessed it was something like that, but seeing Jason running on the tracks very irrationally frightens me anyway. I guess I'm turning into my mother. ;-)


Whereas my first thought was what a cute little hobo in training. . .

Great picture. :)