Pond Scene In Macro – “Rollick”
This is a rather simple scene, and is often easy to find along ponds, lakes, streams, … etc.
It was created using the Canon 75-300mm lens at 5.6, and simply cramming the lens right into a large batch of very thin blades of grass along the banks of the pond. I love shooting through existing foliage!
I shot this hand held as the winds were blowing slightly, and I had to often wait for a slight opening through those thin blades of grass that gave a clearer and more of a distinct view of the horizontal strand of foliage.
It was late evening, still fairly bright with a bit of haze, and I used the existing sun reflecting in the pond waters behind the buds for a spotlight.
Still, I had to make slight adjustments with levels/curves/contrast to help bring out the sun and to darken the foliage somewhat. This also created a bit more of a vignette around the edges of the image that already existed from the surrounding foliage that I was shooting through, and closest to the lens.
Images such as this are so easy to create.
But, … I think that it is a matter of composition and the flow that is most important in these types of images.
Not always one’s cup of tea I am sure, … but it certainly opens my creative spirit!
© 2008 – Michael Brown
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Michael Brown – Photographer