Today, I Celebrate…

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Creativity is the quality that you bring to the activity that you are doing. It is an attitude, an inner approach – how you look at things



Story behind the image…

So, I have this thing for reflections!  I love seeing the reflected world in glass,metal, and especially on the water.  While waiting to load up into our float plane to go to the lodge in Alaska, I was mesmerized by the reflections of the orange planes and the blue water.  Whenever someonw would move on the dock the waves would gently create abstract patterns mixing the colors in reflections in the water’s surface.  I zoomed my lens in to the telephoto range of 360mm, closed my aperture to f19 for increased depth of field due to the very shallow depth of field a telephoto lens yields at close up distances and let the camera select the ISO of 1250 in order to keep the shutter speed at 1/500 sec or better and finally dialed in -.5 EC to enhance the colors.  Even with slow moving water I needed a fast shutter speed to avoid total blur and to counter handholding at a long focal length.

I processed the image using NIK Color Efex Pro 4.0 Detail Enhancer, Brilliance and Warmth with a little Classic Soft Focus to smooth the colors.