Last Round - After shooting a couple of silhouettes of the old grain elevator at Blue Ridge, I had packed up and was driving home when I spotted this crop duster about a mile away trying to get in a last round or two before daylight disappeared. A 400mm focal length allowed me to completely orange out the background highlighting the old grain bins and crop duster plane.
FE 100-400mm GM
Sometimes you just stumble upon a scene where the lighting is too good to pass up. This was the case here while driving through the country on the way back from Glen Arbor Michigan area to Traverse City last week.
Tranquil Sunset at the Beach
As the sun dropped below the horizon on the beach at Naples, Florida I captured a few final images before the light faded away. This photo captured the tranquil mood of the evening: waves gently coming onto the beach, pelicans sitting comfortably on the pilings out into the Gulf, wispy clouds being lit from below with colors of yellow and orange and the lone pelican silhouetted against the orange glow where the sun disappeared below the horizon.
2nd Sunset at Big Carlos Pass
The skies looked promising for a nice sunset, so I decided to photograph a 2nd sunset at Big Carlos Pass at the north end of Lovers Key State Park. Tonight I used a Nisi 10 stop filter and a medium GND8 filter to slow my shutter time to 10 seconds. This photo was shot in High Resolution mode on a tripod on my Olympus OM-D E-M1x.
Beautiful sunset from last month on our last evening on the Big Island of Hawaii. The view from the Hualalai Resort was the most colorful that we saw. The water in the foreground was very shallow over an old lava bed which made for some nice textures as did the sandy beach as the tide flowed back out. Thanks Jamie A MacDonald for recommending the Nisi Reverse GND8 to me about a year and a half ago. I haven’t got to use it a lot, but it makes a huge difference on photos of sunsets over water.
12-100mm F4 PRO
Nisi Reverse GND8 filter.
For the full resolution photo, take a look at my Flickr link: https://flic.kr/p/2dVyDFJ
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