Eye Of The Sky

I liked this cloud formation we saw at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, in Cambridge, Maryland. I never saw one that sort of ¬†looked like a “Porthole” or Doughnut and in such a large area. I tried a few different compositions, no foreground, foreground in vertical and horizontal formats. All were shot with a 17-40mm at 17mm.

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Sky & Cloud Reflections In Water

When it is a slow day for Wildlife images I look for other interesting subjects. Usually I look for macro shots or still life subjects. On this day I thought the cloud and sky reflections in the water looked interesting. On some images I included the tree reflections from the other side of the lake.

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Usually for an image like this I would do a 2 to 3 image stack. Focusing on the sky reflections, then midway in the frame and finally on the green duckweed in the foreground. On this day I just shot the one overall image, so the duckweed was a little soft in focus, especially since I was zoomed in somewhat.


The view across the lake from the observation platform.

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