I am having better luck doing manual shots for some reason when it is overcast. I can set my light setting better, maybe because I can see what I am doing in my viewfinder but maybe just lucky. Quite a few shots still turn out too dark but some, although dark, are getting to the effect I want. It gets closer to the shot I see in my head when I take the shot. So anyway I took quite a few shots and I will tell you what I like about them.
This one I like the way the lake in the back takes you away from the trees in the front. The lake is what I wanted to draw your attention too, but through the trees.
In the next picture what I was hoping to capture is the islands reflection in the water which I think I caught well. With the leaves off of the trees and the general landscape being unstriking, I was hoping the island itself would be the focus of the picture.
This next picture I think turned out kind of restful. Some of my pictures when I was shooting into what little sun there was were kind of washed out. In this case it gives it a peaceful, too me at least, quiet look where I would want to sit on the bench and just watch the quiet of the water for awhile.
The next picture I am kind of dissappointed in. I wanted to let more light in because it was really dark and I think the tree in the water reflects that I go too much light. I lost some of the detail. At least I think that is what I did wrong. Greg any input here? Too bright? It was such an interesting root system too. I could probably fix it in photoshop but I like to notdo that. I want to do it on my own first so I know what I am doing wrong. Pictures that turn out really bad though are fun to play with in my photoshop program.
The water in this primative pond looks very dark in this light and was pretty smooth. On this next picture I wanted the underwater branches to show as much as the branches which are over the water. I am hoping by taking pictures in different lights and conditions I will learn what types of pictures are best in what type of lights as the natural lights are best if you can bring out the best in them I have found.
Next couple of shots I simply took to see how the reflections looked.
I thought this was kind of funny, maybe on a sunny day the sunken trees aren't as obvious as they were today.
Yikes, I just realize what time it is. One more picture and bedtime. I will show some more tomorrow. Oh goody!