Late Friday afternoon, I went to Kanopolis with an eye towards taking some photos that would look good after HDR processing. It’s hard to describe, but certain photos with the right amount of shadows and texture seem to work really well as HDR images. On the other hand, I’ve had no success, so far, when processing sunsets using HDR techniques.

I had great luck down by the spillway and also got a couple of good ones from the north side of the lake. An expanded set of images is available at flickr, where you can also view much larger versions.

frosted water

A slow shutter speed freezes the water into what I call “frosting.”
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trout creek

I was surprised when I learned a few years ago that this small creek is stocked with trout.
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reflected tree

It was (atypical for Kansas) a very calm day.
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lines on a lake

The Horse Thief Canyon area of the lake is starting to go dry, though nowhere near as bad as 3 or 4 years ago.
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shorebirds at sunset

shorebirds at sunset

Shorebirds at sunset.
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shorebirds at sunset

Pelicans in flight.
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