Archive for August 13th, 2009

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Aug
09

8/13/2009

Rock My River Horizon

Rock My River Horizon

I took several shots along this sharply sloping tidal river bank, attracted by the rocks in the late low sun, the sand shapes, and the blue of sky and water. This one works best for me. Very low angle using the flip out LCD on the H50 and getting right down at beach level, actually a bit below the curve of the beach. I feel some tension, in a good way, in the shot: somehow generated by the balance between the drama of the rocks and the placid river and sky. For me it as a lot of energy.

Sony DSC H50 at full wide and macro. F4.5 @ 1/250th @ ISO 100. Programed auto.

In Lightroom all my standard adjustments for the H50: added Clarity and Vibrance, Landscape sharpen, blackpoint to the right. I also used a graduated filter effect from the top slanted slightly from the left, to darken the sky. And I opened the shadows slightly with the Fill Light tool.

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