Take to the Water

I went back to the water pictures I shot now that I am not so attached to them and took a editing sledge hammer to them to get what I wanted out of them.  One of the things I noticed is that the 30mm Sigma has a bad habit of going weird on focusing mid-distance items.  It’s ok for up close and at distance but at mid-areas it gets a little fuzzy literally.  Enjoy

This is one time I wish I had a longer lens with me.  The ducks were just cruising the small lake.

Take to the Water

I wanted to mix in black and white work and make it monochrome just to show tones.  The reality is water isn’t that colorful and we all know grass is green.  I have a similar image later in this series shot on my Ricoh GR.  The difference between the two lenses is noticeable when you pixel peep them.

Take to the Water

Just liked how the setting sun made the image warmer with its tones.

Take to the Water

Similar to the earlier picture but shot on the wider lens I could not decide which version I liked better so you get both.

Take to the Water

I really liked the shadows here and the wind causing the water to ripple.

Take to the Water

This one is print worthy.  This was all the camera and this is where the Sigma 30mm really shines.  I dropped the exposure compensation a stop I think since I don’t have a neutral density filter that fits the Sigma.  Extremely pleased with the image.

Take to the Water

3 thoughts on “Take to the Water”

  1. Photos were very nice. The favorite one is the colored one with such nice reflections. The last picture with the strong reflection of light in the water is very nice as well. Black and white just does not bring out the beauty of the picture.

  2. This is a beautiful study in shapes. I like the hint of color, too.

    Garry Winogrand would wait a year or two before developing his film. That’s perhaps a bit too long, but you’re right about letting the emotional attachment evaporate.

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