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Sunset at Marsh Creek State Park

Posted by
Yonatan (New York, United States) on 29 March 2009 in Landscape & Rural.

Well, my week off from clerkships is quickly coming to a close. For a few days this week I found myself visiting my mom out in Pennsylvania. I was arriving at her house near sunset and decided to take a very short detour to Marsh Creek State Park to take a few quick pictures before I arrived. It was not hard to compose this shot as the park was empty and interesting perspectives were abundant. I chose this one for this sunset.

A few days prior, when I was at DUMBO taking pictures I was chatting with a Scottish photographer/tourist who introduced me to the Cokin system of filters. I was impressed with the results he was getting at DUMBO and decided to purchase the system for myself. I used a graduated neutral density filter for this shot (can't remember which one) and then did a bit of processing in Lightroom to darken the sky a bit more and lighten the foreground. The filter is system is very cool and I'm hoping that as I get better with it I'll need to do less processing.

I'd love to hear if any of you have any advice for using these filter systems.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/8 second F/22.0 ISO 100 17 mm

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1/8 second
ISO 100
17 mm