Archive for May 14th, 2009



Pond with Polen

Pond with Pollen

Lighthouse Pond on Cape May Point. Swirls of weed below the water and pollen on the surface provide foreground interest in this low angle shot of the pond. Sky reflections give the water further out an interesting texture. And I like the sculpted shapes of the trees along the far shore. Though this is clearly an suburban pond (no way to hid the houses all along the back side) it still has a wild feel (at least to me).

Sony DSC H50 at about 42mm equivalent. F5.6 @ 1/600 @ ISO 100. Programed Auto.

In Lightroom, I used a graduated filter effect from the top to darken the sky, increase contrast in the houses slightly, and bring out the wispy clouds…and then another gfe from the bottom to adjust exposure slightly and add Clarity and Contrast. My usual added Vibrance and Clarity in the Presence panel, and the Landscape sharpen preset.

From Cape May 2009.