Liberty Park Pond

Liberty Park Pond

Liberty Park Pond

As we were shooting strobist portraits at Liberty Park this last weekend, I looked out at the lake and was astounded by this view.  What a pretty location this is with the variety of colors in the changing trees.  Several of us snapped off some landscape scenes, and this was my favorite of my set.

I found myself having a small “reminder lesson” as I like to call it.  This was taken in the middle of the day, around 1 pm.  As a photographer I am often thinking that good photos are best taken with the early morning or evening light.  We all know that standard thought process of the diffused light.  That being said, this shot was taken in the bright sun without a polarizing filter.  The angle of the light was right to create the reflection and to have most everything evenly lit.  So, as is also often said, rules are made to be broken.  Don’t look past the opportunity right in front of you.

Canon 40D, 24-105L, 1/320 at f/9 and ISO 200