Day 024 – 01242011

Today we enjoyed another beautiful early frosty morning at the Santa Rosa Creek reservoir in the Spring Lake Park. As we arrived there before the sunrise, we spied the swirls of mist rising from the water to create the scene shown above.

I am aware that one of the primordial rules of photography is to never place the horizon line right in the middle of a photo because it splits the image into two halves. Well, in this particular case I wanted to break that rule to show the reflection of the trees in the water.

Color saturation, cropping and sharpening all happened inside Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Technical data: aperture f/4.0, exposure 1/125th sec, ISO 100.


Day 006 – 01062011

I love foggy mornings, particularly when I visit the oaks at the local State park. In the mist they look like peaceful, sleeping giants.

Sharpening, Contrast, and White Balance were corrected in Adobe Camera Raw.

Technical data: aperture f/8.0, exposure 1/250th sec, ISO 100.