Fall Colours Field Trip #2 (Salt Marsh Trail, Nova Scotia)
Digital Infrared Original
One of the first successes of this field trip was of a small tree on a rocky outcrop. Unusually for me, this image was created hand-held - the walk out to this spot was treacherous, so I'd left the tripod behind so I'd have both hands to steady myself. The low angle (keeping the grasses front and centre in the image) would have been hard to get with the tripod head/neck combo I had on this trip, so it all worked out in the end.
Several times in this session heron's provided focal points for compositions - in this case, as the students and I were making our way back to the car park, a lone bird was stalking fish in the reflection of the sunset sky.
Digital Original, 5 image exposure blend
My last image of the field trip is by far my favorite. I have grown to love twilight light over the years, and this image makes the most of the cool-warm split of light this time of day offers!