At Water's Edge16 November 2012Lincoln, Rhode IslandWe all have lenses in our kit that, for one reason or another, are often neglected. For me, that neglected lens is my 16-35mm f/2.8L. My "go to" lens is typically the 24-70, and I have it stuck in my head that the 16-35 is a wide angle lens I use for buildings and other large items that are too big for 24mm. I need to change that perception. Last week, I was reading an article on this very topic, and the author's favorite lens happened to be that 16-35. What he showed in the article were various ways to use that lens to create interesting perspectives and to really draw attention to specific foreground subjects. So what I intend to do is start to focus on the lenses I normally leave in the bag. As the first year of this project nears its conclusion, I plan to increase the versatility of the arsenal already at my disposal.Today's photo is an example of this attempt to expand the arsenal. The location was Olney Pond in Lincoln Woods State Park. What attracted my attention was this small clump of weeds growing in the water right near shore. The warm sky tones reflected in the water made an interesting backdrop. I opted to get as low to the (very wet) ground as I could and shoot this as close to the weeds as I could get. I like how they loom very large in the foreground. This is an example of the type shot the article referenced, where that lens can place the viewer directly into the subject. I'm hoping to find more examples over the coming weeks.Post processing started with a brilliant cold filter in Topaz Adjust. I then adjusted adaptive exposure, contrast, and adaptive saturation. In PSE I added a very slight levels adjustment. - Ron Correia Photography