Canoe at Sunset

This illustrates several of the principles of nature photography. We stopped at this roadside park so I could get pictures of what was turning out to be a magnificent sunset. (Principle: Always have your camera with you!) Looking at the scene layers, I had a good background (sunset) and middle ground (reeds), but I lacked a good foreground layer. While I was taking some pictures, this couple pulled up and put their canoe in. Perfect. (Principle: Layer your photographs). And as a bonus, the ripples in the water created natural lines to the focal point of the photograph. (Principle: Leading lines)

This was taken last fall in Ashland, Wisconsin. It was taken with a Nikon Z5 camera using a NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens (1/125 sec at f/5.6, ISO 100). It was edited in Adobe Lightroom.