Saturday, March 17, 2012


Canon EOS Rebel XS, Promaster 19-35 lens @ 23mm, ISO 100, f/16, 10 seconds
  Friday is always the most looked forward to day of the week. After grueling through a workweek, it is always like making it to the finish line of a race to make it to Friday.  I was looking forward to Friday even more than usual. Even though I had only a 4 day work week, the reason it was short was due to my mother-in-law passing away the week before. Going back to work after that was not necessarily the happiest of days.
  There was another reason Friday was special. Spring has arrived early this year and as I arrived at work, the sunrise was as spectacular as any I have ever seen. I know that I take several early morning images at my workplace and that I include both of the docks that are located there as well, but there was no way I wasn't going to photograph the wonderful cloud formations that were occurring that morning.
  Unlike most photos that I take at work of the docks, I found since the water level was still down that the rocks laying around between the docks and the groove in the sand right next to them formed by rain runoff made for a great foreground element.
  I mounted the polarizing & ND8 filters on my wide angle to get a longer than normal shutter speed to smooth the lake water out and give a more desirable, at least to me, reflection of the clouds and predawn sunlight which was glowing just behind one of the most interesting, mushroom-shaped trees that I have the privilege of seeing every day as well.
  Manually blended two separate images, one for the foreground & one for the background, in Photoshop Elements for this shot. Did some minor adjustments and sharpening afterwards.


  1. Really like the color in this one.

  2. Yep, these colors are astonishing here, Jerry! Beautiful capture, my good friend!

  3. I agree, the colors are wonderful, as well as the reflections!