Sunset at Scuppernong Springs in the Kettle Moraine State Forest, Southern Unit, in southeast Wisconsin. This shot is a prime example of working with what you have and making something out of basically nothing in processing. Taken on a small bridge over the spring fed Scuppernong River along the Scuppernong Springs Nature Trail, I was set up with my 24-85mm lens set at 24, hoping to get some great color in the sky as well as the river and the reeds in the foreground.
With the sky and clouds (or lack thereof) conspiring against me and the wind making the reeds move all over the place, I really didn’t have a good shot to take. However, there were a few wispy clouds in front of and around the sun and, of course, I had a wide lens on and needed a long one! Since I did not have a long lens in my bag, I took the shot anyway and hoped I could coax something out of in Lightroom and Photoshop.
Thanks to On1 Resize 10 and a LOT of color adjustments, I was able to create this. It is not the exact shot I would have liked to have captured, but it still works for me.
Day 200 of my 365 photo a day project.