Archive for July 1st, 2009



Abstracts in Water and Light

Abstracts in Water and Light

Looking more closely at the brook from yesterday, playing with what the sun and shadow was doing in and on that tea brown water. Patterns.

I played with the exposure on these, attempting to catch the way it really looked, but since part of the look was the gentle motion of the water, any slice of time image misses something. I used Program Shift to choose a slow shutter speed on this one to slightly blur the reflected sky highlights on the moving water.

Sony DSC H50 at about 110mm equivalent. F7.1 @ 1/30th @ ISO 400. Programed Auto and Program Shift.

Note the high ISO. I had the camera on Auto ISO (I rarely take it off auto), and I did not fully realize just how dark it was under the forest canopy. I was paying more attention to framing. Still, the Sony held detail and color very well at ISO 400, with a good contrast range.

This is another abstract shot from the series.

Abstract Two

Abstract Two

In this one I did not use Program Shift, and, with fewer shadows, the camera chose a higher ISO. I also dialed back the zoom for a wider framing.

Sony DSC H50 at about 50mm equivalent. F2.8 @ 1/60th @ ISO 250. Programed Auto.

For both in Lightroom, just my basic boost in Clarity and Vibrance, with a touch of blackpoint to the right (limited in these shots because I did not want the shadows to pack up). Landscape sharpen preset. The second shot was cropped to remove distractions along the right edge and emphasize the abstract nature of the patterns.

From Around Home, Kennebunk ME.