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Bill Anderson

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#61
Wednesday afternoon (12-9-15) I went back down to "Lake Edmonds." After another night's rain, the water level appeared even higher than the day before. A piece of driftwood which has been by the #1 viewing platform for years floated a little to the east and even closer to the boardwalk.

Looking directly into the glare and reflection off the water on this sunny late autumn day, I tried a different technique. I mounted the 5DIII + 17-35L wide angle zoom to a tripod and shot in HDR + AV mode at f/22 and auto ISO. ISO settings varied between 800 and 1000, shutter speeds varied between 1/250 and 1/320.

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Bill Anderson

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#62
More high water shots from the marsh, taken Thursday afternoon (12/10/15). it is a challenge working around the low sun to photograph the water while avoiding the glare and reflection.

From the 1 viewing platform. Herons huddles on high ground.
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Looking southeast. The three tall trees in the background left of center are on the fish hatchery grounds.
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My son Daren standing on the #3 viewing platform.
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Looking southwest from the #3 viewing platform.
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Bill Anderson

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#63
Friday afternoon (1/22/16) Daren and I went down to the marsh where we ran into Michael and Stefan. I think Lake Edmonds has risen to record levels after Wednesday/Thursday's storm dumped over an inch of rain in the area. The water is up to the viewing platforms and boardwalk.

(Main) Viewing Platform #2.
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The driftwood near the #1 viewing platform has floated up and wedged itself under the boardwalk.
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Looking east from #1 viewing platform. Look for familiar objects and features from my other photos of the marsh, such as the fence posts.
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Looking south from #1 viewing platform as a train crawled past.
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Bill Anderson

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#65
I accidentally hit the shutter button while the camera was pointed down and took this photo of the water lapping beneath one of the viewing platforms.
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Viewing platform #3, located by the outdoor tennis courts.
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Looking west from platform #3. The boardwalk and viewing platform #1 are in the distance on the far right.
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A rainbow appeared to the north.
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Bill Anderson

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Saturday afternoon (2/27/16) at the marsh. The raptor tree on the fish hatchery grounds stood out against a cloud that resembled a snowy mountain peak.

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Bill Anderson

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#68
Below freezing temperatures have caused a light snow of a few days ago to remain on the ground at the marsh on Wednesday 1-4-17.
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A killdeer braves the cold.
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Bill Anderson

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#71
I call this photos Portraits in Sepia. Taken at the marsh on 2-14-17. Many of the cattails are "fluffed" out and should make interesting photos when back lit near sunset.

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Bill Anderson

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#72
Tuesday's (9/5/17) smoke from wildfires in the area gave the marsh a surrealistic look. I used the HDR feature of my camera to effectively capture the mood.

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Terry O

Active Member
#73
This is a beauty, Bill. Nicely done.

Even I took a shot of the sun this evening around 6. Used the 500. I tried HDR, but ended up just using manual settings. Reminded me of the eclipse.

Terry

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Bill Anderson

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#75
With the changing of seasons, the marsh is taking on an autumn look. Taken Friday the Thirteenth (10/13/17).

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Herons are returning to the marsh in response to the high afternoon tides.
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Bill Anderson

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#76
With the seasonal closing of the tide gate and a day of rain, Lake Edmonds returns to the marsh.

Wednesday (11-22-17) shortly before sunset.

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Bill Anderson

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One of the sentinels of the marsh.
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Lots of waterfowl flock to Lake Edmonds.
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Looking west from the #3 viewing platform, located opposite the outdoor tennis courts.
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Bill Anderson

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#79
Although the winter solstice is still two days away, the marsh already had its winter appearance Tuesday afternoon (12/19/17). The day's rain signaled the return of Lake Edmonds. The light sky or water may have been playing tricks with the camera's light meter, as I had to shoot at +1 exposure compensation to recreate the scene before my eyes.

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