|Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, Tamron 28-80 lens @ 80mm, ISO 100, f/16, 6 sec.|
Tellico Lake has a lot of domesticated Canada Geese that seem to be everywhere you look. There are about 3 dozen or so that frequent the cove where I work and on December 14th, they were all cavorting around this dry area on the lake that is only visible between October and April when TVA lowers the lake level.
There was fog lifting on the lake and it was moving extremely fast. I felt this might be a great opportunity to use a long exposure to catch that fast moving fog. With the sun just starting to show it's light over the mountains, it provided some pink light for the background of the shot contrasting the icy blue the frozen water in the foreground.
The long exposure caught some ghosting of the geese as they busily moved around the shoreline but for the most part, they stayed fairly still.