This is a scene that I immensely enjoyed during my visit to Antelope Island State Park over in Syracuse, Utah. The clouds were great, the water was naturally still as you see in this image, and the valley of mountains that surrounded the area was just another added bonus. I enjoyed how the sun chose to remain uncovered and really punched through to provide some light and a great reflection beam across the water. I’m a sucker for color images which is why I tend to process many of my images in with color, but admittedly I didn’t shoot this ideally. I was still young in my photography life so even with post processing the colors didn’t come out. But I still really enjoyed the scene with the clouds, water and mountain valley so I converted the image to black and white which really saved the image for me. Because I could still see all that I loved about the scene and without color the image shows some interesting shapes, light and shadow.
Recently I’ve dug up my filters, all 3 of them to be exact, so I’ve been bitten by the filter bug. One of my filters is a Lee Big Stopper, which at the time that I got it, wasn’t the easiest filter to come by. It took months before I received it due to backorders and production limitations, but I have it and it’s about time I use it again. When I first got it I was really eager to improve with filters but I became very lazy with attaching filter holders and all that comes with using a filter. Which, now that I think about it, isn’t much at all. It’s quite simple actually which makes me laugh for packing them away and forgetting about them. The image here didn’t take advantage of any filters, which in retrospect might have given me some amazing looks at this scene. So for anyone interested in my progress with my filters throughout the year, keep your eyes peeled here. And if you’re a filter kind of person and have tips to share, feel free to comment or send me an email. 😉