"Gold on the Lower Saluda," South Carolina
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Location: Columbia SC US
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This early morning fall picture was taken with a D300, using an AF Nikkor 70-300 mm 1:4-5.4 D (ED) lens at 145mm. Also used a circular polarizer, Brunton (Manfratto) tripod and "horizontal" trigger head, and a remote. Settings: 2.5s, f/36 (to achieve "ice-like" look on water's surface). Standing on a rock in the middle of the river, I watched the sunrise slowly light-up the yellow foliage in the right background between the trees. The tall trees at left helped block the sunlight in the foreground. Notice the Blue Heron, perched on the rock at left, waiting for breakfast to swim by. Minutes later, the bird flew to another rock to my right.
· Date: Fri 14-November-2008 · Views: 2784 · Filesize: 138.2KB, 738.3KB · Dimensions: 1024 x 683 ·
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Location: White Rock British Columbia BC CA
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Sun 23-November-2008 11:48

This is a wonderfull setting,,. The bird adds the perfect scale and that orange band of trees and light sets the scene off very nicely!!

Location: Columbia SC US
Posts: 36
Sat 28-October-2017 02:22

A much belated thank you!