DRIFT SHADOWS AND STAR BURST - NEW IMAGES

March 14, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

New Images: "Star Burst" and "Drift Shadows"

I have been less motivated lately to get in the car and drive an hour or two to photograph the more recognized locations that I use to shoot often. How I photograph these days is mostly by bringing my camera with me when we go outdoors, and keeping my eyes open for things that catch my eye. On this evening, I was staying in a cabin near Isabella, Minnesota, and - not surprisingly - decided against driving an hour each way to go photograph sunset or blue hour light at one of the state parks on Lake Superior. Instead, I walked out the door of the cabin, down to a small creek, maybe a hundred feet away (same place where I photographed "September Highlight", my previous image on this blog). I mainly explored the snowdrift covered riverbed, and found this little composition, the curvy ridge plays along with the shadows of a large boulder, all pointing to the tip of another boulder peaking through the drift. 

Drift ShadowsDrift ShadowsA rock peaks through a gap in the snow drift, along the shoreline of a frozen northern Minnesota creek.

I captured more compositions, but I'm not sure if I'll use them. I found that these kinds of images are hard to compose, but suddenly I am looking forward to more snow, so I can keep exploring. 

I also took the opportunity to shoot the low sun at a bend in the creek, when I spotted this shadow pattern radiating out, as it was filtered by the trees. This made me feel like I stepped back in time 2-3 years, when most of what I shot was wide angle landscapes, often attempting to capture sun stars.

Star BurstStar BurstA mostly frozen northern Minnesota creek is illuminated by the setting sun.  Technical Information

Drift Shadows was captured at 128mm with my Canon EF70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM, using focus stacking (three exposures) to keep the center of the frame in focus. Each frame was captured at f/8 and 1/250 seconds, using ISO 100. 

Star Burst was captured at 24mm with my Canon EF24-70 f/2.8L II USM. I shot the main image at f/11 and 1/80 second using ISO 100. I did a second exposure using f/22 and 1/25 second for the sun star, blending this portion of the image in post processing. 

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