Friday, April 23, 2010

(Day 113) Liquid sunshine

I know that the best light for photography tends to be the time around sunrise and sunset, and it's rather harsh around high noon. However, I was looking at the water by the pond today and I saw how the bright sunshine was sparkling on the falling water. I wouldn't have this effect early or late in the day.

Here's my version of liquid sunshine.

(70-200mm  f64  1/4 sec  ISO200)

16 comments:

Lisa said...

So beautiful Rick!

M. Hassan said...

You surely wouldn't have had this effect. As they say, most of the best photos every take were never planned.

Rick said...

@Lisa - thank you Lisa.

Rick said...

@M - seize the moment! The opportunity waits for no one.

Chad said...

I think you and Scott got together and planned todays blogs. Rick you got the shutter speed just right,showing just enough detail.Very pretty photo.

Scott said...

Wow I would have guessed a much faster shutter speed. There is a lot of detail in this shot. I guess the timing was great for both of us. Very nice shot.

Katherine said...

Liquid Sunshine how lovely! Is this pond on your property! A wonderful photo!

Rick said...

@Chad - after I went to Scott's blog I saw what you were referring to - talk about coincidence. Thanks for your comments Chad.

Rick said...

@Scott - thank you. I wanted to capture the sunlight glistening on the water as it fell; I managed to get the shutter speed down a little more but then lost some of the 'dancing' light so opted for this shot.

Rick said...

@Katherine - thank you. Yes, there are actually 2 small ponds beside the house - upper and lower - with a small (10') cascading stream between them. Endless photo ops :)

Katherine said...

Wow your place sounds absolutely awesome!

darlin said...

Rick do you by chance have a guest house? lol

LOVE this photo, fantastic once again.

Rick said...

@Katherine - yes - we consider ourselves truly blessed. in many ways.

Rick said...

@darlin - well, I did build a little cabin in the woods behind the house a couple of years ago - the dog & I sleep in it on hot summer nights when it's too hot upstairs in the house :) Maybe I'll post a shot of it one of these days. Thanks for your comments - I appreciate them.

lavender lady said...

lovely photo

Rick said...

@lavender lady - thank you.