DLWS Maine, Here and Gone in a Flash

I can’t believe that DLWS Maine has come and gone already. It was an excellent week with a great group of people all eager to learn how to improve their photographic and finishing skills. The first day was not our usual DLWS magical weather but, we all made the best of the light we had while it lasted. On Tuesday we awoke to the fog we had so hoped for. It made for a great morning at Bar Harbor. We finished Tuesday with a visit to Bass Harbor Head Light photographing the lighthouse and rocky shoreline. Then suddenly it was Wednesday and we had two shoots left. We visited Acadia NP for both shoots starting out at Jordan pond where once again we were blessed with the fog that we had so hoped for. The colors were just beginning to turn and most of the group gravitated to this spot to photograph the brilliant red tree across the pond. I was asked repeatedly how I would compose the photograph…with or without the layer of fog. I shot both ways to show you the difference. Neither one is right or wrong…simply a different perspective. You decide which composition you like best.

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We wrapped our shoots at Otter Point where I did a lesson on blurring the water with the use of slow shutter speeds using polarizers or neutral density filters to slow the shutter speed down.

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Images captured with Nikon D3X, AF-S 24-70mm, AF-S 70-300mm on Lexar Digital Mdeia