View Full Version : Heron Sunset

11-17-2009, 08:39 PM
So, I just remembered about this shot I took this summer:


We were at my grandparent's property out near Cranbrook, which always has great photo ops. I was setting up to shoot the doe that beds down near the cabin every night (shoot with the camera!), when I turned around and saw the sunset! Then, to top it off, a Great Blue Heron was flying overhead. I took several frames, and this one turned out the sharpest (handheld, Nikon 35mm f1.8 at f3.5, 1/50, ISO200). I cropped, applied a little sharpening, bumped the saturation a little - that's about it! The colours that evening were actually more vivid than captured - made my job a little easier.

11-17-2009, 09:58 PM
I love the feel of this one. I can just picture myself relaxing in the end of the summer day and looking at this beautiful sunset.

thanks so much for sharing this. :thankyou:

11-18-2009, 10:23 AM
very pretty! And the bird makes it!

Mad Aussie
11-18-2009, 04:50 PM
Very nice. It's cool how a single, small element like the bird can make a big difference.

11-18-2009, 07:28 PM
Wow...this shot rocks Hodaka!

11-18-2009, 09:14 PM
Thanks guys! And to think I almost forgot about this shot.