|ISO 100, f/20, 1/6 second, 20mm|
I knew I needed to take advantage of this by getting out and shooting some pictures of some kind. I just didn't know where to go. This was a sudden happening so it caught me by surprise.
I ended up driving around with the hope that something would present itself along the road. Nothing.
I ended up pulling into Keafauver Park in Madisonville. If you have never been to this park, it has a large walking trail that surrounds a rather large pond (could be considered a small lake). There are baseball fields and basketball courts and a couple of pavilions and playgrounds. The pond is the centerpiece, though, so I walked around the pond searching for a composition to catch my eye.
It didn't take very long. The first thing I noticed was this Weeping Willow tree that was right on the bank of the pond. The sun was peaking through the spaces in the branches and setting it up for a nice sunburst through them. I aligned my shot so the shadows of the tree created leading lines from the foreground to the beautiful tree and sunburst.
Didn't realize until I was posting this that a duck happened into the frame just under the tree. Would have probably cloned this out in Photoshop Elements if I had noticed it, but after looking, I kinda like there. There are so many ducks and geese on this pond that it really give the shot a piece of Keafauver Park to have it in there.