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Early Morning on the Lower Mountain Fork River



This past weekend the moon was close to Venus in the early morning as we arrived at the Lower Mountain Fork River to begin a day of Fly Fishing. ...
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This past weekend the moon was close to Venus in the early morning as we arrived at the Lower Mountain Fork River to begin a day of Fly Fishing.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken at the Lower Mountain Fork River near Broken Bow Oklahoma.
Time
Pre-dawn on the river.
Lighting
I have taken pictures here on a number of occasions and I know that the light can be fascinating as the sun begins to crest the horizon. I was expecting more mist than there was and I was also expecting a much warmer color temperature but the situation was just right for what I was looking for which included the moon over the river.
Equipment
When I am fly fishing I carry an Olympus Stylus Tough. In its current iteration it takes both RAW and JPEG at 16mp. I have been very happy with the images this small camera captures. It was hand held.
Inspiration
Past experience with this stretch of fly fishing stream told me that the light here could be really interesting first thing in the morning and it didn't disappoint.
Editing
I only made one adjustment and that was to increase the size of the moon in the image. To the naked eye the moon appeared to be somewhat larger than what was recorded on the sensor so I made it look the way that I had perceived it when I took the picture.
In my camera bag
When I am fly fishing as I was on that morning I only had the Olympus Stylus Tough with me. However when I am out with the primary purpose of taking pictures I have about 40Lbs of gear with me. All the lenses are Nikon except for the 150-600mm lens which is Sigma. I use a Nikon D800E with a variety of lenses and filters. I also carry a Manfroto tripod with a ball head.
Feedback
I think that I have made this comment before but there is a saying in Photography "f/8 and be there". You don't get the picture taking opportunities by laying in bed. Also having past experience with a particular place and how light affects the scene during the day allows you to plan for your shots. Serendipity works sometimes but I believe you are much more likely to be successful if you know an area and plan your shot. You should also be happy to return to a particular place over and over again building an inventory of images for each of your favorite spots.

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