Lately, I have been fiddling with black & white photography in Lightroom. One thing that has surprised me is how varying shades of gray can greatly affect the contrast or hard edge between light and darkness.
The more I learn about photography, the more I realize just how much I don’t know.
My favorite time of day is early mornings and watching the slow change from night to day. I love the anticipation as the sunshine comes up over the horizon and brings warmth to the day and reflections on the water. Darkness overtaken by light is what I call progress.
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.”
– HELEN KELLER –
The two photos above were taken earlier this winter before the Great Marsh was frozen solid. The Great Marsh Trail is an easy 1.3 mile hike at the Indiana Dunes National Park. If you are a birdwatcher, bring your binoculars. You won’t be disappointed.
This last image was captured from the public boat dock at Long Lake in Valparaiso, Indiana. It is the only public access point that I have found along this lake. With all the rest of the lakefront sitting on private property, it is not an ideal place for a walk along the water’s edge but it is perfect for a beautiful and peaceful spot to watch the sunrise.