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Wicked Dark
08-01-2011, 01:16 PM
So a friend of mine and I went to a new location for us on Great Bay in NH, a Nature Conservancy preserve called Lubberland Creek (I know, what were they thinking?). I wasn't after a sunrise since the sun is really in the wrong position, but I knew it was a tidal marsh and wanted sun in grass and boy did we get it. Also got a new location that should give us good sunsets when the earth moves a bit.

before the sun crested -
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6026/5993887081_1d2241bb70_b.jpg

after -
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6024/5993887091_6d9dfa36d9_b.jpg

and some close ups in the direct sun -
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6139/5993887087_3162e19d12_b.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6001/5997358591_d05ba4673f_z.jpg

If you have your Sherlock Holmes hat on, you'll notice the difference in the bokeh in those last two shots. The first was done with my 80s vintage OM 65-200 zoom on its close-focus setting, the second was done with my normal digital Olympus 12-60mm. The differences are kind of interesting and that was partly what I was playing with that morning. I'll see if one of the shots depicting the area is ok and post it. I really didn't take many, I was too entranced with the dewy grass.

asnow
08-01-2011, 05:06 PM
My favourite in #1. Love the wind blown look in the grass.

Hillbillygirl
08-01-2011, 06:59 PM
Love the motion in the first two WD. As for the dew shots, really likin' that first one, with the tight dof, and the play of light combined.

casil403
08-01-2011, 07:18 PM
Shot 3 for me please...great catch WD!

Bambi
08-01-2011, 10:42 PM
wow these are beautiful!!! I love them all but #3 is spectacular

Wicked Dark
08-01-2011, 10:51 PM
thanks guys. I did work for #3...experimenting w/focus depth and hunting for grasses that all went in one direction. phew.

Marko
08-02-2011, 08:11 AM
Love the experimentation! Shot 3 for me.
This is the type of play that allows/encourages the arrows in your quiver to multiply!

aubintbay
08-02-2011, 01:05 PM
Nice set! Like the difference in colours in the 2nd one one the sun was up and bokeh in that 3rd one!