Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bench of the Week #7, Ithaca Commons, Ithaca NY.

The Ithaca Commons is a unique place full of interesting shops, restaurants and public places.  I was walking through the commons this week, and I noticed this bench.  I thought it was an interesting design, and thought of it as a family bench.  I could easily see parents sitting in the blue seats, and drinking their coffee.  The coffee could rest on the green table.  Meanwhile the children are all crawling all over the rest of the bench like a playground.

Photo details: Exposure time 1/60 sec, Aperture f/4.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 17 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 28mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, handheld.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Bench of Week #7, Lab of Ornithology

The Lab of Ornithology at Cornell University has many trails that are in wetlands where it's very easy to walk around and observe the birds. Many people have donated money to the Lab, and there are benches everywhere.

This particular bench overlooks the lake where it's very easy to see a Blue Heron Nest. It is covered with an arbor and trumpet vines. It's a great place to sit and observe the birds.

Photo details: Exposure time 1/60, Aperture f/2.8, ISO 100, Focal Length 70 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 113mm, Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, hand held.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Bench of the Week #6 Very Primitive

There's a new trail in Freeville NY that has only been there a couple of years. At the far end of the trail somebody has made this very primitive bench. They cut two notches in two pieces of log, and placed another log on top of the notches. The pieces look like they all come from the same tree. Perhaps this is what one of the first wooden benches look like.


Photo details: Exposure time 1 sec, Aperture f/16.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 20 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 32mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, tripod.