Archive for July 6th, 2009



High-tide in the Tidal marsh, With flowers.

High-tide in the Tidal marsh, With flowers.

The first sunny Saturday morning, after 2 weeks of steady rain, found me down at the beach before my shower. Pics to be taken.

I tried several variations of this shot, with the wildflowers blooming up out of the sea-rose hedges and clumps in the foreground, and various backgrounds. This is the tidal-marsh on a little tributary of the Mousam River which apparently has no name (not that I can find on maps anyway). The stream drains freshwater wetlands just back from the coast, across Rt. 9.

Lots for the eye to play with in this image, from the flowers in the foreground, to the lone grass head breaking the horizon, to the folded marsh covered in a pelt of grasses, to the intense blue of the tidal pond, to the tall centered stand of pines, to the clouds painting the blue of the sky. Almost too much, but, for me, the tall clump of pines anchors it enough to give the eye some ease and let it all hang together. I would prefer to have the clump of trees on one of the power lines (rule of thirds lines), but no crop with the trees there is successful, and they would not move for me.

You might want to click on the image to view it larger. What fits in the blog-space does not do it full justice.

Sony DSC H50 at full wide. F8.0 @ 1/200th @ ISO 100. Programed auto with program shift for the smaller aperture and greater depth of field.

In Lightroom, Recovery for the sky and clouds. Blackpoint slightly to the right. Added Vibrance and Clarity, and Landscape sharpen preset. This is a candidate for dual graduated filter effects, top and bottom, but it does not, considering the brilliance of the light, really need it. Cropped slightly from the bottom for composition.

From Around Home, Kennebunk ME.