Living in Berks County, Pennsylvania creates challenges. One of them is the weather in January and February. The bucket truck (cherry picker, if you prefer) runs on diesel fuel and hydraulic fluid. Not the best combination with close to or sub-zero temps.
On this below 20 degree snowy day she performed admirably.
While the bucket truck did it’s job I fared less well. I left my tripod and camera stabilazion equipment in my car. Not very smart when you are trying to take a twilight shot of an 11,000 square foot home. It requires a long exposure time which makes it impossoble to hold the camera and get an unblurred photo. This one required that the shutter be open almost 2 seconds. Even a gust of wind would have shaken the camera and ruined the photo.
Alas, it was the snow that saved the day! I gathered a pile of the cool concoction, climbed to the top of the truck and made a snow tripod. i put the camera in the snow pile I had made, straightened for the shot, framed in the subject and viola ~ I got the shot…
This home is located in the estate community of Open Hearth, Cumru Township, Berks County. It will list for $2,750,000.
When photographing any home it is important to have the right equipment. The bucket truck may be a bit over the top (no pun intended) but having a good camera, lenses, lighting apparatus and a tripod are essential when photographing a home. Architectural home photography is one of the most challenging forms of photography there is. You can’t just tickle it and make it smile.
Next I will be photographing the interior SEE PHOTOS HERE. I am sure it will be warmer in there. This home is hot!