A recent image I made this spring during the many days staying local to shoot. I had passed this many times over the years on bike rides, but had never shot it as seemingly more majestic subjects pulled my eye. Staying local allowed me to concentrate on new subjects that I overlooked, this marsh being one of them. I notice that the sun would set nearly center in the marsh during the spring, just as the vibrant grasses and budding marsh maples were blooming. I was attracted to the symmetry of the marsh clumps leading into the scene. Needed a great sky to complete the image, and like the last light backlighting the translucent grasses just as the sun went down. The sunstar was another compositional element. 3 explosures blended for the image, one of which used to block the sun to eliminate the lens flare artifacts. A complicated image for all of the conditions and components to come together, but hopefully the end result has a more simplistic and unified feel.