Buck Creek State Park Lake Sunset
Buck Creek State Park, Springfield, Ohio
"The point where the sky meets the ground. Kissing, breathing, expansive landscape."
My first trip to Buck Creek ended the day with this amazing. sunset shot I took of the wide expanse given at the 2,120 acre lake. After shooting the orange glow of light facing the setting sun, I turned my back on it and found the light to be completely different as it turned out here. Whereas before I was shooting the Golden Hour, this image is displaying the Blue Hour.
I particularly enjoy the off-kilter angle of the beachside pebbles that lead your eyes to the tree at the right horizon line. At least for me, when first viewing the image my eyes start at the bottom left and move the way up. Let's not forget to mention the pink and blue hues in the gorgeous sky that are also reflected in the lake water. Simply a stunning photographic moment I will never forget.
This is one of a handful of images that piqued my interest in HDR (high dynamic range) photography after being against it for so long. I now can say it has a legitimate place in the post processing workflow for me and I bracket more than half my shots now for this reason.
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