>Day 029 – 01292011


A quiet and peaceful time is had by all who visit and use the resources available at Spring Lake Park, home of the Santa Rosa Creek reservoir pictured above.

I took this photo using the auto settings in my camera because I had no tripod and the light kept shifting rather quickly as the sun began to burn off the fog.

Post processing of the original raw file included boosting both color saturation and sharpening in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Technical data: aperture f/6.3, exposure 1/400th sec, ISO 100.


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.