Reeds, Pond, Sunset

© Kerry Drager

Reeds, Pond, Sunset

Iris Greenwell 6/16/2006 4:26:16 AM

Hi Kerry. Wow, I love the simplicity on this one. Great colors. Regards Iris. #466024

Kerry Drager 6/16/2006 9:50:32 PM

Hi Iris,
It's great hearing from you, and thanks so much for your comments ... I'm glad that you like this image!!

By the way, this photo was shot on the pond at my country micro-mini-ranch :-) But for such a "simple" scene, it turned out to be much more difficult than I thought! When I first visualized this photo, it was at midday - very little color, very harsh light, no satisfying photo. So I planned to simply return and catch this little scene with bold sunset colors and reflections - after all, it's just a short walk from my house. Well, that was easier said than done! Between strong winds and low-on-the-horizon clouds, the conditions were "wrong" for almost a week. Finally, though, everything came together for what you see here. I used my 80-200mm telephoto in order to zoom in tight on the best parts.

Thanks again, Iris, for sharing your thoughts ... much appreciated!!

Editor's Note: Check out Kerry's Intro to Macro: Details & Closeups course! #2906265

Melissa G. Meiselman 6/16/2006 9:55:56 PM

This caught my eye immediately. Utterly sublime in its simplicity, Kerry!!! #2906277

Iris Greenwell 6/17/2006 1:20:09 AM

I know what you mean. Living in such a windy area like Oklahoma, I am discovering myself how challenging can be to take a picture under those conditions. Thank you for the information about the technical part. I appreciate it.

It is so good to hear from you...
Iris #2906564

Kerry Drager 6/17/2006 10:07:12 AM

Hi Melissa,
What a really nice surprise ... great hearing from you! I'm pleased that this pic caught your eye and that you took the time to comment ... much appreciated!!

Hi again Iris,
You're welcome ... glad you liked my comments!!
Kerry #2908298

Kara L. Hendricks 8/8/2006 8:39:40 PM

Wonderful tones and perfect composition... This is quite eyecatching.. Simple and outstanding! #3141087

Kerry Drager 8/8/2006 9:00:01 PM

Hi Kara,
I'm glad you like it! And thanks so much for the nice comments ... much appreciated!
Kerry #3141132

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Exif: FNumber: 5.6, ExposureBiasValue: 0/1, ExposureTime: 0.25, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 100, WhiteBalance: manual white balance

Uploaded on 6/16/2006 12:14:33 AM

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Camera: Nikon D2X Digital SLR Camera

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