Sep 3, 2015

Behind the Photography Image of Cape Cod Jellyfish

During my last photo tour to Cape Cod I photographed an oyster farm at sunset and twilight. The experience of the incoming high tide  combined with an amazing sunset and twilight thereafter and to top it off with the Ghost moon rising was priceless. While exploring the oyster farm and potential compositions I spotted a bunch of jellies in front of me. The late sunlight painted them in beautiful hues and made them stand out against the beach. I set up my tripod and Canon gear very low. The wide angle lens allowed me to incorporate "The Clingers" into the composition while capturing a good portion of the stunning sky and sunset as well. A split neutral density filter balanced the darker foreground against the brighter sky. I guess I was carefully enough not to step on any as the stings are pretty hurtful - great night out and amazing outdoor experience!

Aperture was f/22, resulting in an exposure time of 1/30 of a second at ISO 100. During my routine post processing I removed dust spots, straightened the horizon, adjusted lighting, contrast and color saturation before sharpening the final photography picture of Cape Cod Jellyfish.

Good light and happy photo making!



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