Description: I shot this image on the morning of 5 December 2009, after seeing a stranger using a chainsaw. I dashed home for my camera, asked his permission to shoot some generic images – and then shot about 50 frames very quickly, trying to get the best view of wood slivers flying to all points of the compass.
There are several frames with some of the slivers in very sharp focus, but this mid-frame composition (with a focal length of only 150mm) tells the story better than some tighter frames at about 200-220mm.
I’s interesting that this was shot in very bright light, but the “blizzard” of flying wood fragments actually fills the entire frame, from end to end, making it look much darker and murkier than it really was.
I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 70-300mm lens. F6.7, 1/500 sec, ISO 200, focal length 150mm.