Saturday, February 23, 2008

Wild Geese in the Sunrise Sky

The wild geese took off into the red, pink, and purple sunrise sky. I had a few seconds to capture them, then they were gone.

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Morning Geese

A little bit later than Morning Cranes as the sun just began to rise, the first golden beams hit the edge of the forest just as two wild geese landed on the water.

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Morning Cranes

Early in the morning I captured some cranes before sunrise. I love the light airy quality of the pre-sunrise colors. Note the frost on the gras and the way it captures the light.

There is considerable sensor noise from the G9 I used to take the picture. I decided to leave the noise artifacts intact because I like the grainy look which I think underlines the misty, slightly foggy quality of that morning.

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Gras in the Wind

While taking a walk, I noticed some gras swaying in the wind. It was amazingly hard to capture what I was looking for - one or two stalks perfectly in focus and the others blurred either because of motion or because of depth of field issues.

The depth of field for the lens at aperture 2.8 was minimal at the given distance. This was intended to achieve the desired effect, but it had the consequence that the swaying of the grasses in the wind made it almost impossible to focus. So I pre-focused and tried to capture the stalks as they passed through the plane of focus.

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The image is not exactly what I was looking for, but it is pretty close.