“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
During this past couple of weeks I don’t think I’ve navigated more than 5 miles from my home for photographic tasks and this has been a continuous lesson for me that we don’t always need those exotic locations to fulfill our creative needs. The more I explore what’s close at hand the better I think I get at recognizing those really intimate scenes that a fast paced life often misses.
Jemerson Slough is an area that I’ve always wanted to explore, but the timing, lighting or my location has never been working. A couple of nights ago I was on a route toward home when this incredible evening sky was beginning to present itself and I was, for once, very near the Jemerson area. With a couple of hard left and right turns and a quick set up I was able to make use of those final minutes of precious light that can be glorious.
I processed the multiple captures in NIK HDR Efex Pro 2 and then worked on it in Photoshop CS6 with NIK Viveza. At the time of capture I was very limited by the foreground reeds and surrounding trees which made it necessary to find a “hole” in all the foliage. Getting closer to the edge of the water was not possible, but I’m grateful for the opportunity that I was given.
To all those that explore this blog site I remind each of you to enjoy all the sunrise/sunsets you can. They are all different and lead to some essential quiet time of reflection.
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For more views of my work visit;
"A Piece Of Work", Spirit Lake, Iowa http://www.apieceofworkinc.com
Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org