We often say that photography is all about the light. And quite often it is although often it is about the subject and I’ll shoot it whether the light is great or not so much. This is bout the light. 🙂
The shoreline of Quabbin is lined with a great number of these small islands, many of which I believe to be leftover rock piles and sandbars from the preparation of the valley before the flooding started. This particular spot was a second visit for me and I found the conditions a bit better….less wind and nice color. The water level was lower which made getting to my spot easier. When the level is this low, sometime one can find a few fish nests, sunken circular areas where the water generally would be deeper, and having said that I should have photographed one to share. Next time.
It was a cool morning after a relatively warm day and there was some nice low lying fog over parts of the water.This is a long exposure of 13 seconds at f/16, ISO 100 with my 70-200 f/4 zoom plus a circular polarizer and a 6 stop neutral density filter on a tripod using a remote release. WordPress is oversaturating that red tree in the upper right. It is not quite that intense in Photoshop.