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A York River Sunrise



Just between you, me and the lamppost,... ;-)

Just between you, me and the lamppost,... ;-)
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2 Comments | Report
EdithNero
 
EdithNero July 11, 2017
Beautiful and moody capture ????????
lolaperryman
 
lolaperryman October 03, 2017
Beautiful!!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at the Yorktown Beach, just south of the Coleman Bridge in Yorktown, Virginia.
Time
This was taken around 7:00 am. This is an early Fall photograph.
Lighting
When it came to lighting on my York River shoot that day, I used only available light. It was a combination of my mixed-up settings that brought different facets of the scene and available light together to create this. It is a bit on the dark side. (I did try to lightened it up a bit. Fail! :"/ )
Equipment
This photograph was taken with a Nikon D5000. A camera that during my first shoot, I realized had one million and one ways to mess up a good shot. (Which is always my fault, of course!) But that's more about the question about inspiration! :-)
Inspiration
I had started out taking photographs that morning before the sun came up, much further north on the York River. As I worked my way south, the clouds and sun kept creating some really great scenes. Many times though, I was unable to pick the "correct" settings to get the photograph to come out exactly as I was seeing it. Instead, I realized that through my inexperience with the camera, I was creating "art." And I am humbled every time someone agrees! :")
Editing
I tried to lighten it up a bit. That obviously didn't work! :"/ That is probably why one comment calls this a "moody capture." I'll own that! Makes it sound more artful! :")
In my camera bag
Are you with Customs? ;-) But seriously, I basically have a cheap kit that I purchased on-line which included two Nikkor VR lenses, (16-85mm and 55-200mm) along with some silly filters and screw(up?)on lenses. The Nikon D5000 is great for me because I love the articulating display, which allows me to get photographs without having to put myself behind the camera. I love that! :-)
Feedback
Feedback, or advice for others? This could be a tough question! Having thought about this, I can only give this advice; Every day is a new day with new and exciting possibilities! Get up early and be on the scene and picture in your mind what it is that you want to take away from your encounter with whatever comes into your viewfinder! This of course is advice for sunrise photographs. Should you want great sunset photographs, stay in bed most of the day! No sense wearing yourself out before the sun is ready to go to bed! :-) All kidding aside, know your camera's potential! But don't let the technical aspects get in the way of "Art!" Enjoy what you are there to view/document. When you love your subject and what you are doing, it will be evident in what your camera captures. Have fun! :-)

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