Fall Grass in the Wind and the Sun

On my way back from Old Falls on Sunday, I swung by the Kennebunk Plains to see what was happening there. The Blazing Star, of course, is all gone to seed, and the tall prairie grasses have ripened and turned that color…something between brass and gold. There was a stiff wind blowing, so the grasses were in constant motion, but I really liked the way the low afternoon sun was caught in the grain heads. I tried several zoom settings, shooting bursts into the most dense stands. Of course the wind was in charge of the final composition. I like the effect of this with the glow of soft grain framed by sharper seed heads.

Canon SX40HS. Program with iContrast and –1/3EV exposure compensation. 840mm equivalent field of view. f5.8 @ 1/400th @ ISO 125. Processed in Lightroom for intensity, clarity, and sharpness. 

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    Carrie Hampton September 25, 2012

    Very nice.

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