Archive for June 20th, 2009



The Bubbles over Jorden Pond

The Bubbles over Jordan Pond

You may recognize this as essentially the same view of the Pond and Bubbles as we saw yesterday. (We will be spending some time around the pond the next few days as I work through the views from this trip.) This image was taken from the same spot as yesterday’s, but this time I zoomed in to about 100mm equivalent to show the detail of the interesting clouds behind the mountains, and to make it essentially a composition in blue and green. This is still a landscape, but more compressed. What it loses in majesty it gains in intensity.  Or that’s the theory.

Sony DSC H50 at about 100mm equivalent. F5.6 @ 1/1000 @ ISO 100. Programed auto.

In Lightroom I applied Recovery for the sky, to bring out cloud detail and increase contrast between the blue and white. Recovery especially helps in cases like this, where you have layered clouds. Clarity and Vibrance also increased the molding of the clouds, and brought out more detail in the trees and the stone of the mountain. (Brought out…that is to say that the information is already there in the digital file. These manipulations do not add anything to the image, they simply adjust relative values to make what you are interested in more visible in the final image.) Landscape sharpen preset.

From Mt. Desert Island and Bar Harbor 2009.