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First Scheduled post…


… missed the deadline. Sorry about that.

Ok. this week’s featured image is from the same storm as the image I posted in my first post. It is however from a different location.

In this case I was interested in the way that the sun was coming through the clouds as the clouds were passing over the lake. The lake in this case is Medicine Lake in Plymouth Minnesota. I’m shooting from the park at the South East end of the lake.

This park has a running/biking path, a playground, swimming area, and when I took the picture they were developing a fishing dock. During Meteor showers I’ve gone out on this dock to see if I could see them. However I’m generally unhappy with this space for night photography. One of the businesses next to the park has a loading bay for trucks that they have very brightly lit. I have a picture of the port-a-potty there which was taken at about 2 am, where the port-a-potty is well lit, and the only real indication that the picture was taken at night is the sky in the far background being dark.

Back to the picture. A couple of things I would probably do different with this type of a shot in the future. Get a tripod. Well, OK I have a tripod. Several in fact. However I did not bring a tripod with me when I was shooting this event. With lighting like this however it would have been very helpful to have a tripod to let me close down the aperture so that I could get a broader depth of field, and have fewer problems with some of the things I did with this picture otherwise.

I used this picture, or related pictures to build a panoramic shot of this event. The hugin tool I used did not have good luck matching up the trees on the horizon. I suspect that if the shots had been done on a tripod that the collection would have been a little bit easier to stitch together.

I will admit that part of the problem with the stitching together of the images may have been the plug-in tracking the clouds rather than the trees on the horizon. Since the clouds were in motion that would mean that the horizon portion of the image would not have matched up exactly.

Other than a desire to increase the depth of field on the image, I’m generally happy with this image. For me it evokes a sense of choice, on the one hand a bright future, on the other a storm continues. At the same time, light is breaking through, indicating that just maybe the worst is over, and a bright future exists.

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