Fruits from this weekends labors;
My shoes are still wet from the first one which was shot near the road bridge on Corkscrew Road, the brilliant spring sunlight filtering down through that valley had everything turned up to 11, I barely needed to apply any extra juice in Photoshop (if anything I had to tone it down). I did use a Singh Ray LB Color Combo polariser and a 81b warming filter which probably resulted in a bit of the punch, but you gotta believe me when I say it was such a beautiful little spot, I wasn’t creating something from nothing. I was standing up to my knees in water but despite being a sheltered little valley the water was quite warm. This was all shot on my Fuji with the Leica 50mm Summicron at around F8 to get that water smoothed out.
Second and third shot are from this afternoon, the weather had started to turn foul, but I had my usual aces up my sleeve and a location that almost always delivers. The water was brilliantly clear which for this area of the torrens is a rarity, the water is normally very brackish and coated with a layer of some unknown sludge. There was a brilliant twinkle to the waters surface which when shot with the Voigtlander 35mm F1.4 wide open capture it perfectly. I normally don’t do shallow DOF high shutter speed panoramas but I’m pleased with the result.