Morning Intentions

We spent very little time in Kansas other than driving through. We did spend the night, however at a campground at Milford Lake State Park. This was the scene upon waking up that morning. It was just an absolutely beautiful morning. You just can’t beat waking up before dawn, stepping out of your tent and immediately viewing a scene like this.


This heron waited patiently as the sun rose. Once the sun shone on this spot, the bird opened its wings to dry them out.



Photo Details:

Camera: Canon 5D Mark II

Lens: Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Settings: 110mm Focal Length, 1/80 Exposure @ f/2.8 handheld with Image Stabilization ON

This one was all Lightroom. I wanted a nice silhouette so I darkened the shadows and applied a color tone to the highlights to really bring out the color of the sky.