The other day, I wanted to go shoot somewhere I had never been before, so I posed the question in a Michigan Photography Facebook group. Someone suggested Crosswinds Marsh. I had never heard of this place so I did some research and found out that it is a Wayne County park in New Boston. It seemed interesting enough and not too far of a drive for a sunset shooting trip, so we decided to check it out. Crosswinds Marsh is the largest man made wetlands in the country. It was built t replace the wetlands that were destroyed during the expansion of the Detroit Metro Airport. It is a really peaceful place that I definitely recommend to visit, especially if you’re into bird watching or fishing. It would also be a lovely place for a picnic!
About the Photo:
In my research of this place, I found some gorgeous pictures taken of the marsh but when I got there, I really struggled with my compositions. I think my problems were due a lot to the position of the sun as compared to the foreground objects. Photo Tip: To avoid lighting struggles like this, check out The Photographer’s Ephemeris (free for desktop) so you can see where the sun will be when you go out! Frustrations aside, I will definitely go back and try again another day. This shot was a single RAW exposure with basic edits done in Lightroom.
Nikon D3100 with 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens, handheld
April 23, 2016