I mistakenly left my treasured 82mm 10-stop Neutral Density filter at home today, par for my course. However, I did bring along my newly purchased slim mount 82mm Polarizing filter. The filter it replaced was not slim mount, causing noticeable vignetting at focal lengths under 28mm on my full frame camera. No signs of darkening of the corners at 24mm today… yay!
Rainy and cool days are not necessarily my favorite days for nature photography, but then again it is still more bearable than an 85 degree summer excursion in New Jersey with our humid climate. I liked the curvature of the stone retention wall in this scene, but I do feel the bright metal handrail is a bit overpowering. Yes, I did arrange the leaves myself, thanks for asking! Having taken several similar frames, I chose to process this one because I like the Mallard swimming by.
Exposure settings: 1.3s F/20 ISO 100, 24mm