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AgandAu
07-05-2006, 01:26 AM
Went up to Yaddo today just to get this shot. I must have hit my head getting out of the car because I took it at 1600 ISO.

http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/4/5/3/IMG_7055BWR.jpg

Of course it started to rain which made my smaller model turn evil and all photography ended. It is very beautiful up there though and if we ever get a day without rain I will head back up. It looks like a Maco paradise. I will post better pictures from my next trip. There are lots of fountains, iron gates, flowers, and statues.

zacker
07-05-2006, 07:34 AM
Hey, My XT never looked that good at anything over 400ISO!
Great shot!
-zacker-

Orgnoi1
07-05-2006, 07:54 AM
That shot (in my opinion) would look great really grainy...so at ISO1600 it should be fine... and of course the picture looks really good...I drove through Yaddo a little ways back but didnt stop to shoot.. how is it there shooting wise?

AgandAu
07-05-2006, 08:17 AM
Thanks for the compliments, I am still beating myself up over such a stupid mistake, but I doubt I will ever do it again and Yaddo is pretty close so I will enjoy another trip up for sure. I have lots more ideas for good shots after seeing the place. I would have expected to see tons of photographers but maybe they knew enough to stay out of the rain! I would definitely take a trip up there it is open every day from 8am to dusk and admission is free. I would try to avoid track season, it might be hard to get some shots if it was crowded. I saw a lot of macro, and portrait possibilities as well as statues and fountains (big ugly fish included). Nice stone paths and lots of roses. There are two beautiful iron gates I want to shoot too. Also a mansion on the grounds but you are not allowed to go very close to it. Congress park is also a good stop if you go to Saratoga. There is even a carousel.

fjcallahan
07-05-2006, 12:26 PM
great shot. ill have to check that place out some time

ZR2Blazer
07-05-2006, 07:41 PM
Great shot.....have to check it out sometime :cheers

AgandAu
07-10-2006, 10:39 PM
I stopped back in Yaddo today and I am posting some pictures of the grounds so anyone who is interested can get an idea of what is up there. There is a lot to photograph even though it isn't really all that big of a public area, here are a few interesting shots.

The Mansion on the grounds is private and they don't want you too close.
http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/4/5/3/IMG_8419R.JPG

Gate at the entrance to the garden.
http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/4/5/3/IMG_8421R.JPG

One of the statues
http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/4/5/3/IMG_8380MR.JPG

Standing near the pergola, looking down the smaller fountain

http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/4/5/3/IMG_8375R.JPG

The large fountain
http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/4/5/3/IMG_8372R.JPG

One of the wooded areas
http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/4/5/3/IMG_8465R.JPG

The story of Yaddo
http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/4/5/3/IMG_8417MR.jpg

convergent
07-10-2006, 11:55 PM
Looks good... if you get a chance, please post up some info on how to get to this spot on the Hot Spots forum so that other folks can find it. Looks like a great location for on location portraits.