|Late Fall Grasses and Trees|
Frenchtown Pond State Park, Montana
Unusually warm temperatures melted the first valley snow, leaving the grasses golden brown and the trees bare of any leaves. They still created a nice reflection in the warm afternoon light along the edge of the pond.
Using a 25mm wide-angle lens setting and the smallest aperture of f/22, I positioned the camera very close to the foreground grasses. This produced a prominent foreground subject and made all the background sharp. Because there was a slight breeze blowing, I increased the ISO to 400 which produced a 1/50 second shutter speed, fast enough to freeze the motion. Learn how aperture, shutter speed and ISO combine to produce both a proper exposure and a creative effect in all your pictures. My 2022 photography classes are now open for registration. Click here for a list of courses.