Deep Autumn on the Little River

Another not so easy exposure. I really wanted the wispy clouds in that very blue sky, so the foreground went dark. It took a Graduated Filter effect in Lightroom to bring it back up to where I am happy with it…but, oh, the sky!

I also cropped out some of the river in the foreground as it was too strong an element in the composition.

Sony DSC H50 at full wide (31mm equivalent). F5.6 @ 1/640th @ ISO 100. Programmed auto. I tipped the camera up to meter more of the sky and locked exposure before reframing for composition.

As mentioned above, Graduated Filter and cropped in Lightroom. The GF effect was pulled up from the bottom to cover about 2/3s of the image. Added 60 Exposure, and some Clarity and Contrast. Added Clarity and Vibrance overall, Sharpen Landscape preset.

From Rachel Carson NWR Seasons.

2 Responses to “11/6/2009”

  1. 11/06/2009 at 5:17 am

    The landscape of the Little River is beautiful. Nice photo.

  2. 11/06/2009 at 6:51 am

    It is amazing how you were able to achieve such depth in this photograph with the sky becoming the first thing your eyes see even with the busy landscape. Good job; I like it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: