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Sunrise, Boley Lake, West Virginia

2010.10.19
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Geese, Breaking Sunrise, and mist. Boley Lake, West Virginia.
Nikon D700, Nikon 16-35F4 VR @31mm, 1/30th second, F4.5, ISO 100, Tripod, Remote, Singh-Ray Polarizer
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The "Planned" Image. Nikon D700, Nikon 16-35F4 VR @ 31mm, 1/5th second, F13, ISO 100, Tripod, Remote, Singh-Ray Polarizer
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I didn't plan for the first image in this series. I had originally planned and setup for the 2nd shot. I made my way to this location with the aid of my flashlight as I hit the short trail before sunrise. I had my camera on the tripod, wide-angle lens attached, ready to fire as the first rays of light came over the mountain to my immediate left.
As soon as the sunlight broke though I was scared sh*(you know what)less as I was totally unprepared for the raucous noise from a flock of wild geese that were hidden in a cove off to my right. Let's just say they woke me up!! I fired off about twelve frames and this was the last, and best frame of the twelve. As I was setup for a calm, peaceful sunrise I had the camera set stopped down and not prepared for this shot. However, it turned out fairly well as I immediately opened up the aperture to it's widest F4 and fired away. As I was at only ISO 100, the fastest shutter speed I was able to achieve was 1/30th of a second explaining the blur of the geese in flight.
4 Comments
Robin77 beautiful! as always :)
Robin77 · 2010-10-20: 10:42
lynnsgallery2 ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! I love both...especially #2 is more than BRILLIANT!!! I need to find places like this that's not private property. I'm in AWE Jorge :))
lynnsgallery2 · 2010-10-20: 23:02
cariad Really beautiful....colours are fantastic :)
cariad · 2010-10-21: 10:16
Suzie83 Beautiful shots, funny story.
Suzie83 · 2010-10-25: 16:35
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