Thursday, May 28, 2009

Green Morning Light

Mississippi River backwaters on a bright sunny morning. Yes, once again, I have taken yet another photo from the Coon Rapids Regional Park. There are plenty of hiking trails to enjoy. Some are paved and others are not. A nice walk through prairie fields that give way to forested areas along the river. Earlier in the morning, (and again in the late evening) are the best times to capture stunning colors. It also helps to use a circular polarizing filter to enhance the colors as I have done here. This is not an HDR image.

Shooting Mode Manual Exposure
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/15
Av( Aperture Value ) 8.0
Metering Mode Partial Metering
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 28.0 mm
Image Quality RAW
White Balance Mode Shade

A sports note; congratulations to FC Barcelona. Yesterday, they won the Champions League in Rome Italy 2-0 over Manchester United. A recap, Manchester United owned the match and played superior football, (soccer) in the opening 10 minutes. That is when Barcelona scored. Afterward, Barcelona controlled the match, catching Manchester United flatfooted and unable to put anything together.


  1. J'├ętais pour Manchester United ;o((((
    Belle photo, on a l'impression que tu as mis une couche d'or sur la photo pour lui donner cet effet
    I was for Manchester United; o ((((Nice photograph, they have the impression that you put a gold coat on the photograph to give him this effect

  2. So that is Minnesota! It looks a bit bayou-like to an Englishman like me.

    A fair resume of the football match. It was a good open attacking game.

  3. Sure would have thought so...being HDR. Amazing tones and colors you captured.

  4. I just googled high dynamic range imaging and it looks complicated. Is it? Incidentally, yesterday's and today's photo are very appealing and composition is terrific.

  5. I know very little about HDR except that one blog I follow, all of his photos are in HDR. This is a wonderfully rich and detailed image then if you haven't done that!

  6. Beautiful, as usual. Interestingly, it reminds me of some of our low-lying areas in Florida...

    One can get an HDR effect without going through the tedious process of 2 plus images at different exposures...

    Photography is an art. I figure use whatever makes your little heart jump!

  7. This is a beautiful shot! I don't own a circular polarizing filter, but I may have to visit the camera shop and get one.

  8. Beautiful! I love the greens and yellows reflecting in the water.

  9. Wow the colour is beautiful , did you meet fairies ?

  10. You manage to confirm the mystique of this amazing river

  11. I love it when you are able to get that perfect light in a shot! Wonderful capture

  12. Breathtaking. I've always said that light is the most important thing in a shot. The colors are beautiful.

  13. A gorgeus photo! This looks like a really nice area to enjoy a walk.

  14. Dang, Dusty! That's a nice shot.
    Watched the game at Brit's; You've made an accurate synopsis.
    I had alot of fun talking to folks from all around the world.

  15. primordial still
    after thousands of years-
    dust disappears

  16. great colours in this shot, love the green reflecting on the water. great work.