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I see the light….

I am reminded yet again that photography is about light, something nature provides for us thankfully, if we just notice what is going on around us.  I learned from the great travel photographer Bob Krist, that there is one tactic for capturing decent images that is practically weather proof. Wait till jut before/after the sun goes down.  Normally you don’t expect to get much from an empty lake, in this case Lake Winnipesaukee in Central Harbor, New Hampshire.  But let the light work it’s magic and it’s almost like your there.  (Click on the image for a better view.)

The eye doesn’t notice just how blue the world is becoming.  You have to be aware of it, and then not let your brain adjust it’s perception of color. Same with your camera by the way.  Those of you who shoot with digital cameras can actually make this color shift go away by adjusting your white balance.  In this case, warming it up.  Don’t touch the camera.  Just leave it set to sunny.  (And use a long exposure if you want the water to look this smooth.)

Thanks again Bob.

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  1. Sandra #

    Beautiful light, set to sunny.

    May 8, 2011

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