Archive for December 7th, 2009



Dressed for Winter Sunrise: never looked so good

Over-night snow, early sun, and this tree, though attractive at all times, really looks it best. This is, of course, an image all about shape, texture, and light. Very simple. Even more about the essentials than most photographs. I used the camera zoom to crop and frame for that effect.

Taken in the fields behind Parson’s Beach in Kennebunk ME, about 2 miles from home.

Sony DSC H50 at about 70mm equivalent. F5.0 @ 1/250th @ ISO 100. Programmed auto.

You might think that a snow scene like this would require some exposure compensation, or the sand and snow program at the very least. But the light was low…sun just cresting the clouds along the horizon on a day approaching the solstice in Maine…and the intensity of the light was easily handled by the regular Program on the camera.

Auto color balance, auto tone in Lightroom. Added Clarity and Vibrance. Sharpen Landscapes preset.

From First Snow 12/09.

And, from the same morning, a little video that maybe captures the winter wonderland effect.