Elements of nature enhance the image

Dew drops in Grasses Morning in Wikie Watchee, FL
Dew drops in Grasses Morning in Wikie Watchee, FL

One of the reasons that I love shooting in the morning is the great opportunity to include moisture on my subjects. It does so much to enhance the image.

It makes little difference where we are, aroud the world. It the common unifying element found everywhere.  One way to make moisture pop is to backlight. Dew drops turn into jewels.

It’s one of  those times when we just record nature’s wonder  – no special props or anything we have to do.

Wood Poppy in morning due, NC
Wood Poppy in morning due, NC

Of  course to really show the moisture you may need a to get close-up. A macro lens will work or an extension tube, or close up filter.

If one is not in the bag yet just take a steady shot and crop it later in post-production. A tripod will assure a steady image.

Pink mule grass sparkels in morning sun. Yankeetown, FL
Pink mule grass sparkels in morning sun. Yankeetown, FL

This pink mule grass glistens in the morning sun. Nothing fancy. This was handheld with a point n’ shoot set up. For DSLR, set on Aperture Priority and open the lens up to shallowest depth fo field (largest aperture opening).

Web in grass Starky park, FLSpiders webs are a favorite in wet environments. Few thing shout nature like dew on subjects.

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