Light Ever Changing

St. Mary's Lake and Wild Goose Island @ 5:41 AM

St. Mary’s Lake and Wild Goose Island @ 5:41 AM

St. Mary's Lake and Wild Goose Island @ 5:53 AM

St. Mary’s Lake and Wild Goose Island @ 5:53 AM

St. Mary's Lake and Wild Goose Island @ 6:01 AM

St. Mary’s Lake and Wild Goose Island @ 6:01 AM

St. Mary's Lake and Wild Goose Island @ 6:13 AM.

St. Mary’s Lake and Wild Goose Island @ 6:13 AM.

I’ve said this before… “Nature photography is 98% patience…” Photography is all about the light and the light never stays the same.

The images above were all taken on the same morning between 5:40 AM and 6:15 AM. A short period of time, really. The weather was warm, though a bit breezy, pushing the clouds at a quick rate which caused the shadows and light shafts to continuously create new patterns.

These conditions need to be taken advantage of by photographers! However, you need to be prepared with your tripod, graduated neutral density filters (a 0.6 soft-edge ND was used on each of these images), and a remote release.

Of course… bring a big bag full of patience, too, then be ready for when nature provides!

–Kevin Loughlin

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