Archive for December 18th, 2008



Hike Against Gold

Hike Against Gold

Past sunset on a cold, snowy day, we took a hike around the fields at the Wells Estuarine Research Center, known locally as Laudholm Farms. The light was gold, the snow was white, and this rusted farm implement was caught against both. As I was framing it, a cross country skier entered from the right, behind the machinery. It was only a matter then of zooming up to about 120mm equiv. and waiting until he got to the hot spot in the composition.

Sony H9. F5 @ 1/500 @ ISO 100. Programed Auto.

In Lightroom, I had to apply a good deal of fill light for the foreground, and I used a little Clarity and Vibrance for overall effect. Sharpen Landscape preset.

It is from the Around Home Gallery.