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The Galloping Ghost

March 4, 2010

The Galloping Ghost, originally uploaded by Warren Raquel Photography.

Harold Edward “Red” Grange, nicknamed the Galloping Ghost, was a halfback for the University of Illinois. He was one of the greatest football players in not only Illinois’ history but in college football. You can read more about Red on Wikipedia.

365 Project Day 16

This picture was taken on a bright fall day in mid September of 2009. Initially I had dismissed this picture because I didn’t like the stadium in the background instead going with a profile shot edited to take out the ground and to isolate the statue.
I didn’t do much to this picture except add contrast, a tiny bit of clarity and increasing the blacks just a little to bring out the deep colors of the statue. The statue is quite impressive in person and the detail is incredible.

Nikon D90 fitted with AF-S Nikkor 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 18mm, F 3.5 @ 1/200 second, ISO 200

Something odd to note about this picture is that this picture is f/3.5 and the shutter speed is 1/200 and ISO 200. Why is this odd? This is in bright daylight. If I’m following the sunny F16 rule it should be 4 stops brighter. Well, first off the stadium is in shade so I needed to compensate by about a stop to get that exposed and I most likely had a circular polarizer on the lens dropping the light another 2 stops.

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