Archive for June 24th, 2009



The Length of Jordan Pond

The Length of Jordan Pond

Jordan Pond is reputed to have the clearest, cleanest water in the east, and images like this tend to bear out the claim. This was taken from the small check damn at the southeast corner of the pond where, this day, water was flowing into the pond from the marshy area behind the dam.  (I always assumed it was an outlet, but I guess not). It shows the full length of the pond, though the Bubbles are somewhat hidden behind the east shoreline. This is another low angle shot, taken squatting close the flowing water from the middle of the dam.

Sony DSC H50 at full wide. F5.6 @ 1/400th @ ISO 100. Programed auto.

Recovery in Lightroom effects the clouds and sky, as we were mentioning yesterday, but it also does a really good job of clearing a layer of surface reflections from water…making the water look more transparent. Added Vibrance and Clarity, and Landscape sharpen. Cropped at bit a the top for better horizon placement.

From Mt. Desert Island and Bar Harbor 2009.