Day 704 - Water Lights by markbuehl

Day 704 - Water Lights

Today is another day of gloomy weather with rain tossed in for good measure here in Southern Wisconsin. This week is hopefully my last week working until 11 pm and home at almost Midnight. Since my self-imposed rule of taking my Picture-Of-The-Day image and posting it the same day does not leave me any time before midnight, I have to post before going to work. Today I have to take a 16x24 Mission Accomplished down to get measured for framing. That did not give me much time to search out today's image. Add in the rain and I struggled today to find something to photograph.

I have taken a number of photographs similar to this one, but I did not have a lot to choose from today. What struck me when I was setting up this shot, was how the water droplets looked like little lights at the end of the needles. My camera did not capture that look like I saw in my mind's eye. This happens to me a lot. I see one thing and the camera captures something completely different. I took this image into Photoshop and worked with the image to get the image to look more like what I saw when I took the shot. I also made the image look a lot darker, almost like evening to show off the water lights more. I did not get them to all glow like little LED lights, but I wanted to leave some of the water droplets alone.

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a fav Mark, love it, so simple and yet beautifull
December 14th, 2011  
Very beautiful and very Wisconsin!
December 14th, 2011  
So pretty! The water droplets do look like little lights.
December 14th, 2011  
Nice shot. Like the DOF and the drops on the pine needles.
December 14th, 2011  
It's beautiful, Mark. These are nature's LED lights. Lovely processing. Amazing how you can do these so quickly . . takes me FOREVER to get a photo and then process it. (ususally!) Great job on this one!
December 14th, 2011  
lovin' this, great job!!
December 14th, 2011  
Beautifully done..!
December 14th, 2011  
Excellent and what @karenann said!
December 14th, 2011  
I love the little delicate droplets in this--nicely photographed, as always
December 14th, 2011  
Beautiful Shot! Great Job!
December 14th, 2011  
It's lovely! We had rain all day too :(
December 15th, 2011  
The water droplets add a lot of interest to your shot. Very cool!
December 15th, 2011  
Beautiful
December 15th, 2011  
Nice shot - it does look like one of those optical fibre trees :)
December 15th, 2011  
Spectacular shot and composition!
December 15th, 2011  
lovely natural lights!
December 15th, 2011  
Thanks everyone for your great comments.
December 15th, 2011  
beautiful!
December 18th, 2011  
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