Yesterday morning was overcast and misty, exactly the type of weather I am looking for in my new project to photograph nature in New York's Central Park. So off to the park I went with Nikon D800 and an assortment of lenses. This time I covered the area around The Pond at the lower end of the park.
|The main reason I choose overcast and misty conditions for shooting is to obtain soft backgrounds and white skies in shots like this.|
|I have been converting some of the images to a platinum monochrome tone such as this. These I am planning to use in a limited edition book.|
|If you read my previous post, you'll know that I started carrying a Tamron 90mm macro lens with me to have a longer focal length when doing close-ups. I love the bokeh background in this shot achieved with an aperture of f/5.|
|One reason I like photographing on overcast days just after a rain is for shots like this of water drops on a leaf.|
|Craggy trees and large stone outcrops are part of the natural terrain of the park. As I was taking this photo, the sun began to break through the clouds and I called it quits for the day.|
|Late May and early June is my favorite time for shooting woodland scenes. The leaves are full and a lush green and flowing water is usually at its peak.|