Last week, Jim and I joined a few of our photography friends for some sunrise photography at Loughman Lake in Mims, Florida. It is quite a spectacular location early in the morning. Nature is just starting to wake up, it is calm, quiet and very peaceful. You quickly forget about your long to-do list, what may be going on in the news and it helps put everything in proper perspective. It is a wonderful way to start your day.
For photographers, you will find several different subjects to include in your foreground and when you capture them as a silhouette, your images will really stand out. At this location, you will find palm trees, narrow strips of land and various birds.
When I took this image, I was thinking about the three photographers who were busy focusing on their subjects. I thought this would make an interesting story. I was able to capture the beautiful light, the various layers and tell a story at the same time.
When I do go out with other photographers, I make it a point to go right when they go left. I prefer to go in the opposite direction from the group as this forces me to look at the scene in a different way. It is a great way to practice ‘thinking outside the box’. Later, when everyone has moved on, I may try to shoot a few images from their location.
It is not easy to get up early in the morning, especially if you have a long drive ahead of you; however, the light can be quite beautiful and you never know, that may be the morning that you get that once in a lifetime shot.
This image was taken using my Nikon D850, Nikkor 28-300mm, F16, ISO 100, exposure compensation -1.0, shutter speed 1s
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better”
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