Morning Light

We often head out to the rim for morning animal shots.  It makes for a beautiful drive, and awesome scenery.  If we’re lucky we see animals… and even luckier if I get a good shot.

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This particular morning we saw NO animals… but we did get some moody light, that made for some interesting shots.

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The rain and dew provided cool back light opportunities.

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I just loved the way the light streamed in between the trees.  It created such a picturesque scene as we drove through our forest.

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Sun Burst

Maybe you knew this… but I recently learned it, so I thought I’d share.

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Somehow, I assumed those sunburst photos I saw in magazines were Photoshop’d.  I thought they had some filter or plug-in that they applied to a sun to give it that starburst effect.

Not so!  Set your aperture on f/11 or f/16 and point at the sun.  (I know, we were all taught not to point at the sun… someone’s been keeping this cool trick from us!).  Hide the sun behind a piece of tree to obstruct the full blast of the sun, and move around until you see the starburst.  Click!

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