I ventured out on a cold autumn morning a couple of weekends back. It wasn’t a planned outing – I woke up about 5am and looked out the window to see patches of clear sky amid the overcast, and decided to give myself another hour of sleep, and then head out.
Unfortunately, a clearing sky over Scranton didn’t mean a clearing sky over Lackawanna State Park. The early morning color and drama that I had been hoping for (and had seen several times through the preceding week) didn’t appear, and I pretty much got skunked.
As a consolation prize, I did shoot a series of long exposures on the lakeside, letting both the water and the clouds smooth out. I’ve been using the tripod a lot lately – seems to just be a phase. I was a little more heavy-handed than usual in terms of processing on these, trying to punch up the visual drama a bit.
Maybe nothing stunning, but it was good to get out in the field again.