Here are a couple of pictures I took while out at Lake Hefner recently. The first was with a Nikon 55-200mm zoom lens. I was pretty zoomed in on this one, maybe even all the way. It’s great to have a lens with VR as it prevents the shake from a hand held camera while zoomed in. It really does work:
A shot of the lighthouse at Hefner super close up with an ultra wide angle lens. I was almost touching the lighthouse when I shot this. Ultra wide angle lenses let you get really close and you can sometimes pull of some cool views:
Re-worked a previous picture taken awhile back at Lake Hefner. Messing with “duotone” in Photoshop lately. Pretty neat tool that gives you unlimited options vs. straight black/white. You pick any two colors and mesh them together using curves. In this particular picture I used black and a light muddy green color. I thought the “duotone” colors set a pretty eery mood. This was actually taken on a sunny evening but these dark clouds seemed to be circling overhead, creating the look of a storm.