I've recently been experimenting with my Canon T3 in an attempt to grow as a photographer. Most nature photographers I respect utilize High Dynamic Range photography in their portfolios. Typically at least three photos are taken, using a tripod, at different exposures. One is overexposed (bright), one underexposed (dark) and one taken at normal exposure. Merging the photo series into one image will combine the best attributes of each. What would otherwise result in overexposed skies or an underexposed ground form into a fascinating and vibrant image.
Note: I'm admittedly not an expert on these techniques, but am learning and enjoy trying something new. Tips? Feel free to e-mail me. I've been tending to gravitate towards photos involving water due to the extra colors produced, but am looking to travel inland now that the sun is beginning to come out.
Bright blues on calm waters result in a mirrored image.
The oldest lighthouse in Maine reaching towards a clouded ceiling.
Awaiting summer and dipping her hull into blue waters.
Lobster pots at low tide on a Portland, ME fishing pier.