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I love it when you can compose a detail image so that when you are done, it’s hard to tell if it’s an aerial or a close-in image – at first glance, anyway. This morning was our last and only one participant joined us for the sunrise. Ironically, the sunrise itself wasn’t memorable, but these very cool patterns in the edge of the water in Cottonball Marsh were amazing! I photographed them before the sun, and then when the rays of light were just high enough to skim the surface, I did this picture. Something about the low angle of the light and the way it rakes across the surface changes it for me to where, even though I know what it is, it still looks a bit like an aerial photograph.

When we run our photo workshops and tours, we are always on the lookout for photo opportunities beyond the icons of the places we visit. We like to encourage people to find personal images and to see beyond the obvious. I’m sure that our participant thought at first we were crazy walking down the stony wash! And had it been a great sunrise, the location would have been fantastic for a landscape image; but in the end, she was excited to see these formations, too.

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