Siouxland after dark, Salix

6 Dec

Brown’s Lake is part of a small park near Salix, Iowa. During the summer it is popular with boaters for fishing, water skiing and camping. It also has a couple shelters and a few picnic areas as well as a beach area along the lake. I checked it out recently during an early evening when I was certain no one would be there to see what the park looks like after dark. Because of the winter season, access to all areas are basically locked down, except for the boat ramp. Which isn’t in use because the ice forming on the lake would stop a boater before he/she got too far.

I wish I had gotten there a little earlier for a little more color in the sky, but then you do what you can and make the most of it. I recently purchased a mirrorless camera and wanted to see how it handled controlled but not ideal shooting conditions. And I am pleasantly surprised and happy with the results. Both for the image quality and the fact that I was shooting handheld at a slow shutter speed and using the lens’s stabilization ability to get me sharp and decent photographs.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

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