Day 14 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Finally, after a long while, I set out to frame a landscape image.

I used the local lake of Garching, situated in the North of Munich. Although the weather forecast promised more dominant clouds the day before, on the day of the shoot, only a few were present.

Nevertheless, I tried my best to capture the morning glow of the rising sun in the sky, incorporating the calmness of the lake and the sky’s reflection in the water.

To compensate for the different exposure in the sky, the trees in the middle of the frame, and the lake in the foreground, I used two grated neutral density filters.

I used one for the sky, in a general direction and one in the upside-down position.

Finally, I added a circular polarizer to increase the details of the clouds in the sky.

For sure, I will repeat the shooting when there are more dominant clouds available.

Enjoy the image!

Preparing the Net

Day 3 of my 365 Photo Challenges!

Until now, everything runs smooth, and motivation is still high.

During a diet, they say that day three is the most difficult one and if you have passed through that day, the chances to keep up with it, doubles! So lets finger crossed!

Although day three was an easy photo challenge day because I took the photo right on my balcony.

Since a couple of days, a little „Great Tit“ (Parus major) revisits me early in the morning, collecting nesting material from one of my roof-top-trees.

I just employed my Nikkor 200-500mm F5.6 and took the images handheld. The soft sidelight from the rising sun illuminated the Great Tit correctly. I only waited for the right moment when a kick light showed up in the Great Tit’s eyes and triggered the shutter release button.

Hope you enjoy the photo like I enjoyed making it!