On August the 8th, 2011, the morning light was spectacular. After a stormy night, the sun was starting to come up against a gorgeous pallate of very subtle morning colors. And this is in Berrien County in the very Southwest corner of Michigan, home of one of the richest agricultural areas of the United States. Since I live surrounded by vineyards and orchards, on beautifully hilly terrain, the job at hand was both pleasant and easy – to capture what I was seeing that morning.
I carried a tripod. The exposures were slow enough – 1/25 of a second at F16, and the need for quality and sharpness high. The goal was to provide a view of both foreground and background, and to show the massive quality of a full pole of Niagras and Concords, against a mysterious fog and sky.
If you enjoy the beauty of Berrien County, let’s explore that beauty together – with your camera. The goal is for you to come away with images that remind you that nature is bigger than you or me. And if you can capture that in your photos, you’ll enrich your life.
Bill Hurst, Tabula Rasa Photographer
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