I remembered this scene from my first visit to the 9/11 trail in Chestnut Branch Park a few days before. The lighting was flat and I was dressed for bicycle riding so I waited until Saturday when the noon light filtered through the trees and…
I was dressed for the occasion (hiking boots and jeans) so I climbed over a log and worked my way down to the edge of this small stream. I hunkered down on my haunches for a low angle that put me into the scene. I found the perspective I wanted and took my shot. I like to shoot with the camera turned to the portrait orientation for variety.
Then I turned to camera back to landscape, framed the scene the way I wanted and took my second shot. Neither shot has been cropped at all. You’re seeing exactly what I saw through my viewfinder that day.
I was using my 35mm AF lens on my Nikon N8008s. I like this lens. It gives me a wide, but not too wide, perspective that I’ve come to appreciate. The camera/lens combination is a good walking around kit — one lens, one camera and no fuss. I did have a medium yellow filter on the lens.
I was excited when I saw the first scans. These images came out better than I hoped. When I look at them I’m drawn into another world, the small stream in the woods.
Each view has a strong point and I like them both. I consider them keepers.