Today’s Photo Challenge word was OCHRE:
This covered walkway under a CSX railroad trestle at Tanyard Creek Park in Atlanta was, in technical terms, an absolute exposure nightmare — largely because of the wide range of lighting throughout the frame. It was shot with a wide-angle lens, and light readings were taken by spot metering the bottom shadow lines, the far opening, and the gravel near the bottom on the right. A 3:1 ratio was achieved by stacking a graduated ND #2 filter to the left side, a graduated ND #4 filter at a 45 degree angle to the left, with overlap in the center spot, an 81A warming filter. This particular shot contains four different shades of ochres, and the lesson of the day is to always use quality filters!