Every fall these trees turn a stunning color of red acting as a fall backdrop to Forest Park’s Nathan Frank Bandstand. This is in front of the Municipal Opera in the park. An early morning vist to the park can be rewarded with scenes like this with lakes like glass and a normally busy centralContinue reading “Fall color in Forest Park”
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This is a backwater on the Ashley River near Charleston. The photo was taken during Golden Hour where the sun has not come up yet giving deep colors with no shadows and colorful skies. This was taken with my Nikon Z6 with a Nikkor Z 24-120mm f/4 lens. Settings: ISO 560; Shutter Speed 1/45sec; f/6.7;Continue reading “Backwater”
The Ashley River is a blackwater and tidal river in South Carolina, rising from the Wassamassaw and Great Cypress Swamps in western Berkeley County. It consolidates its main channel about five miles west of Summerville, widening into a tidal estuary just south of Fort Dorchester. This is just before sunrise wakes up the still water.Continue reading “Ashley River”
During the fall the trees on the rim of Art Hill turn a bright red. In the middle of the rim is the stature of Saint Louis and during an early morning walk you can see the recent Blue Moon. Below id the Grand Basin, a body of water that was the centerpiece of theContinue reading “Blue Moon”
I really liked the soft tones of some photos I have seen and I have been looking for ways to accomplish the effect. What I found was that you really have to take these photos during the “Golden Hour.” That is, take your photos about 10 minutes before sunrise/sunset to 10 minutes after. The lightContinue reading “Subtle tones”
Gordon Lodge Pier
One of many iconic scenes in Door County. This is a pier at the entrance of North Bay near Baileys Harbor. The a beautiful fall day and sunset light gives a nice effect.
Fading of the Golden Hour
Last rays of sunshine transition from a colorful sunset to the blue sky of dusk. North Bay in Wisconsin shelters the waters of Lake Michigan so you have a slow rolling surf able to reflect the colorful sky. A special time to take photographs is during the “golden hour,” 30 minutes before and after sunset.Continue reading “Fading of the Golden Hour”
Sunset at Big Cedar
Photos taken during the “golden hour” (about 20 min before/after sunrise/sunset) can provide the perfect lighting for photography. This deck at Big Cedar Lodge, near Branson, MO, reflects sunlight a few minutes after sunset. Photo taken with a Nikon D90 and a Nikon 18 – 105mm lens. Settings: f5, 18mm, 1/30th second, ISO 500.
Improving your photos during the Golden Hour
If you would like to really improve your photos, you should shoot mostly during the “Golden Hour.” This is about 20 minutes before sunrise/sunset to 20 minutes after sunrise/sunset. At these times you will get softer but more dramatic images. This includes sunrise/sunset images, better color and fewer shadows. If there is a particular subject youContinue reading “Improving your photos during the Golden Hour”