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- (browned) brown: (of skin) deeply suntanned
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- Brown clothes or material
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- project: put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light"
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- the actors in a play
The recent spell of hot weather has been producing some haar (mist) as it cools down in the evening. The haar is the result of the moisture in the soil warming up during the day and evaporating into the air then the cooling down in the evening. It's common in Scotland at this time of year (anyone from the east coast will know all about the sea haar).
When the haar comes, it produces a beautiful light on the grass - almost like a luminance. The light here is mostly dew forming on the grass and the faint glow in the distance is the haar forming aas the temperature drops.It's very difficult to capture photographically and this shot took me 45 shots. There was no wind and the clouds were moving very slowly, so I had lots of opportunities to get it right in camera.
This is the result of 3 filters and I placed them as I wanted to bring out the lovely light in the grass. I used an ND9 hard grad, an ND 8 soft grad and an ND2 reversed for the foreground. Using multiple filters can produce some light leaks, fringing or colour casts - I use these to my advantage rather than discard them. I also only ever use cokin filters. Lee and Hitech are grossly overpriced IMO and I've yet to meet the person that can tell the difference. (no doubt someone will disagree).
On top of this I used a modified in-camera picture style. I set this to "landscape" picture style with the saturation set to +3 and the colour tone to +3. This gives the grass a really green tinge as opposed to a yellow tinge with the warming of the sunset. As an aside, in the earlier months, the grass is less lush green (normally a more yellow/brown) so I usually set the colour tone to +4. However as the summer unfolds, the grass is more lush and more "green" so I gradually tone this down - in this case +3. I tone it down further in say July/August.
It's a photo where a bit of thought has gone into things and it's how I saw it. The only photoshop used here was a resize and an unsharp mask. The rest is all done in camera. (I've even left the dust spot in)
notice to anglers...
It's a little hard to imagine, looking at the river chock-a-block full of people on holiday weekends, but most of the time, the river is actually pretty quiet. And it's full of deep pockets and shallow shoals that are perfect habitat for fish. The Guadeloupe is stocked each year by the Texas Fish & Wildlife with Rainbow and Brown trout. I've seen fly fishermen here in the winter, and they had the river (and the fish) all to themselves. It's a spectacular place, and having it all to yourself - I can't imagine a more beautiful place to cast a line. Actually catching a fish would just be the icing on the cake.
This notice about the limitations on the size and number of trout that can be taken, and way they can and cannot be caught is something of a double-edged sword to me. In one way, it's sad that something as simple as catching a fish is so heavily regulated by the State. But on the other hand, I can see why. There are just too many people, and not enough fish for us to just fish to our hearts' content. And there are some people who would spoil it all for the rest of us if they weren't at least threatened with consequences for pulling every last fish out of the water. Or blasting them out of the water with dynamite..
I think in a place as beautiful as this, I could be happy grilling my one daily Rainbow trout - properly caught on artificial lures only - although I have to believe that catching one that meets the size limit of 18" are pretty remote.. Still - the thought of one sizzling in a pan of fresh butter over an open fire under these ancient cedar trees is a sweet one! Mmm-mmm.........