I knew my schedule was taking me back near the bridge from the last post. I wanted a crack at it with more filters and a tripod. The neutral density filter that I used before came with 2 friends that I layered on top before loading the camera in my bag. I did not have much time, because, well, I was still “working.” I parked, grabbed by bag and my tripod and hustled back to the bridge.
On the way out, it was apparent that a few storms had been by since my last visit. The water was higher. There was more debris. It was a little creepier.
The photos all came out with a red tint. Maybe it is because I did pretty much pick the filters by size and price only. Luckily, tint can be largely corrected with the magic of LIGHTROOM. I was able to take longer exposures before light blew out the image.
the other side of the bridge
No tint correction
As my new favorite form of exercise is paddleboarding, I took Lil’ Red out to the river on my day off. The water level was really low through already shallow areas. Between that and the water acting like a mirror, I was really nervous about running into trees that have fallen into the river. I was concentrating so much on where I was going that many pictures were less than focused. I almost ran over a turtle. The poor little guy couldn’t dive to get away because of the water level and I did not see him until I was almost on top of him. I had my first otter siting but by the time I decided it was safe to try and get a photo, he became shy.
A few months ago I took my first photography lesson. During the lesson she suggested that I start using Lightroom to edit. It took awhile, but these are my first LR4 edits. It is a neat little program and look forward to playing with it more.