Friday, October 14, 2011

Rainy Day in Acadia!!

Today was the first day of a three day workshop to Acadia National Park. It rained pretty hard for most of the day. Some of the participants were pretty bummed out and desperately wanted to see the sun! I was pretty excited about the opportunity that the "bad" weather provided.

Bad weather often means great photos. The fog today provided a great chance to create some moody images. My favorite image of the day was of a red maple leaf on a rock in a shallow stream. While I have been known to place a leaf on a rock or birch tree to create a still life image, I honestly found this one as you see it.

The red of the maple leaf drew my eye to the image. I had to work hard to find a composition that I liked. It was too easy to completely center the leaf. With this composition, I was able to position the leaf slightly off center. The water flowing by adds a mysterious elemental etherealness to the image. Not a bad image for rainy day!

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