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Early Morning Pond Scene – How I Took It

PondOver in ‘How I took it‘ section of the forums Michael Brown (from Macro Art In Nature) shares this image and gives a description of how he took it. The shot caught my attention when I first saw it due to it’s subtle colors so I thought it might be worth sharing here on the blog.

This is a image created with the older Canon 300D & the Canon 75-300mm lens.

I was on the edge of the pond early one morning and wanted to get some of the various grasses with the sun coming up over the pond.

It was quite foggy that morning, with the fog hanging about 3ft above the water.

I opened the lens up at 5.6, mounted the camera on the tripod, and started shooting.

This image is fairly close to being accurate.

I selectively enhanced the colors at about 25% in photoshop, and defined the sun a bit more than what was initially recorded. (Give it more of a edge)

The suns color was changed slightly from a red/gold color to a more rose/pink color, hoping to help give it a bit more of a oriental feel.

See more of Michael’s work at his photoblog. If you’ve got an image that you’d like to tell us about we’d love to see it and hear how you took it in the DPS how I took it area of our forums.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

  • Nate Feinberg

    There was no image with your comments. Only a large empty frame with a little red x in the upper left corner.

  • YoAshnish

    Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the “how I took it” info…I would love to be able capture so beautifully! Still learning the ropes, so maybe someday.

  • sumit

    Is it possible to upload the original (just as it came out of the camera), so some of us beginners can see what is (can, or should) be done to a photograph. I think this will help some of us learn.

    Thanks.

Some older comments

  • sumit

    June 22, 2007 05:07 pm

    Is it possible to upload the original (just as it came out of the camera), so some of us beginners can see what is (can, or should) be done to a photograph. I think this will help some of us learn.

    Thanks.

  • YoAshnish

    March 27, 2007 12:38 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the "how I took it" info...I would love to be able capture so beautifully! Still learning the ropes, so maybe someday.

  • Nate Feinberg

    March 26, 2007 10:12 pm

    There was no image with your comments. Only a large empty frame with a little red x in the upper left corner.

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