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Swamped

Welcome back from the weekend, folks. I hope you enjoyed it. The weather was picture perfect in my neck of the woods, a great time for capturing some images. Prior commitments however, did not afford me the time to take a single shot. But it was a fantastic weekend spent with family and loved ones, and for that I am most thankful.

Today I share an image of a low-lying wooded area, a scene common among places near rivers. There was just something about this scene that I found appealing. Perhaps it was the manner in which the trees sort of forms an alleyway which draws the eye into the background, or the reflective water. A close look about midway the image exposes a few ducks milling about.

A simple 3-shot bracket (+2 to -2) was processed through HDR Efex Pro then Photoshopped to add a little Topaz Adjust.

Enjoy!

Swamped
Swamped

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4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

Looking Up

A recent walk in the woods yielded quite a few photos of the last of the Fall colors for this season and I thought I'd share a couple of them in today's post. We are well past peak viewing now and a good portion of the leaves have made their way to the ground to be scattered about by the coming winds of change. Actually, I'm looking forward to some Winter photography, but I digress. As I looked up and noticed how the tree tops have thinned I decided to grab a shot with the fisheye. I had seen these types of shots before but never really considered doing one until being out there, so I looked for an area with mainly vertical timber and few crossing branches that would clutter the shot.

Anyhow... here's the result.

Looking Up
Looking Up

As I continued to walk the trail a Red Maple came into view with it's vibrant colors. While certainly an eye-catcher, there was nothing particularly interesting about the surrounding area so I figured I get under the tree for a better point of view.

Red Maple
Red Maple

Plenty more Fall images to share in future post. Perhaps we'll save them for mid-winter. ;-)

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Camera: Nikon D5000

Lens: Nikkor 10.5mm & Nikkor 18-200mm 

Processing: HDR Efex Pro -Photoshop CS5 – Photo Tools 2.6