Dabble at Swampscape.....

by Russell Smith December. 01, 2019 268 views

Flat Lighting was the normal of the day with brief glimpses of sunlight so ideal for landscape it was not. However I did do a bit of practice with swampscape to varying degrees of success/failure.

A lot of the color from last Saturday was gone on this Saturday and the leaves were falling. This was one of the boardwalks leading down to an observation point.

This is a part of the park that overlooks the Cooper River . This is a 5 shot stitched Pano I like the colors but I honestly do not know how I feel about this image. I would like the background a bit darker and I may play with some dodging and burning to see if I can get it closer to what I like. This will be a rainy day project .

This was one of those I missed the mark shots but at the same time I got closer than I did with a few other shots. There were a few that I wanted to do in Monochrome but the tones and shades were too similar and everything ended up muddy. I think 99% of that was due to the lighting conditions.

I mentioned flat lighting with moments of Great light. This next shot was a brief moment of light . 1 frame it was there next frame it was gonzo.

This Little Blue Heron was a pleasant surprise and I think it was both suprised by the turtle that it almost landed on. If the Heron had landed even 2 meters to the right I would not have been able to get a shot of it due to the grass in this part of the swamp.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 5 months ago

#4 vs #5 - The reflections is better in monochrome.

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Russell Smith Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 5 months ago

I would agree even though they were only taken a second or so apart the light was completely different . The reflection was more prominate in the monochrome version but the color was better in the shell on the color version

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 5 months ago

He thought the turtle was a rock smile Love the pictures my friend

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Russell Smith Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 5 months ago

:) Thank you and he may have

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 5 months ago

You always find something of interest. Like #1

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Russell Smith Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 5 months ago

Some days it is much easier than other days. There are times I have to slow way down and look for what I am missing.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Russell Smith 1 year, 5 months ago

Slowing down is an art,I find

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Russell Smith Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 5 months ago

I would agree. One thing that helps me slow down is my back causes me to walk slower so rather than pay a higher pain tax I tend to go slow and that causes me to pay more attention. Plus the park is busy so to some extent birds do not pay as much attention to humans which is really helpful.

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