Rain, light, and colors

boats in the rain
Nikon D200, Nikkor 24-120 mm f/4G ED VR

It has been quiet here in my blog during this Labor Day weekend. Joan and I went camping into Governor Dodge State Park in Wisconsin. It is a very nice park that offers a lot of recreation opportunities and is only an hour away from home. We went swimming, hiking, bird watching, and enjoyed some great vistas with beautiful clouds in the sky. Despite the rain on Saturday I was hoping for some good photo opportunities and I can tell you, I was not disappointed.

The rain was still drizzling on us when I made the picture above. The light reflected by these boats and canoes and the colors of the kayaks caught my attention. The green of the duck weed in the water and the gray asphalt on the right framed the whole scene nicely. A minute later the light had changed again and I was happy that I didn't miss this chance.

In post I just gave the color contrast a very slight boost with one of the filters in NIK Color Efex Pro 3.0. More to come…