Archive for September 10th, 2009



Deep Forest Green

Deep Forest Green

Sometimes it is mostly about color…color enhanced by contrast in this case. The green of forest moss is always intense enough to almost provide a subject in itself, but here, in contrast to the exposed rust of the broken log and the more subtle browns of the fallen leaves, it really catches the eye. Add the rock in the foreground for accent, and put the log across the frame as a strong diagonal (connecting rule of third horizons) and you have, to my eye, an interesting image. To frame it this way, I used the flip-out LCD of the H50 and held the camera about at knee level.

Sony DSC H50 at about 45mm equivalent. F2.8 @ 1/50th @ ISO 200. Programed auto. -1EV exposure compensation to hold the highlights in the forest background.

Even so, Recovery in Lightroom for those same highlights. A touch of Fill Light and Blackpoint to the right for intensity. Added Vibrance and Clarity in the Presence panel. Sharpen landscape preset.

From Rachel Carson Seasons.