Location: Sim’s Pond Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 295
A beautiful, quiet evening at Sim’s Pond along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
Focal Length: 11mm
Shutter: 1/3 second
Filters: Marumi Super DHG Circular Polarizer 77mm
How I Got This Shot: Early morning or late evening are the best times to expect to find still water. This was very late in the evening, about 30-40 minutes before sunset. The reflection was beautiful and I thought the trees along the shore were interesting enough. But, I needed a foreground element. I thought these boulders and wildflowers would be perfect.
To enhance the reflection, I used my trusty Marumi Super DHG Circular Polarizer. I turned it to maximize the reflection, then backed off just a touch to reveal some of the nice rocks just below the surface of the water. A tripod and cable release was also used.
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