Archive for January 13th, 2010



Little River in Winter Sun

We switch now from the series taken while it was snowing to pics taken several days later when we got our first real sun. Sun on snow is a whole other story. For more on the exposure and post-processing challenges, you might want to visit Shooting Snow on Point & Shoot Landscape.

The Little River flows through the Headquarters section of Rachel Carson NWR. This is one of those classic views of the river that I have taken in all weathers and in all lights, and that I will, I am sure, continue to photograph as along as I live in Kennebunk. Winter light across the snow. Winter light and color caught in the water. The green of the evergreens showing at its best. Classic. Zoomed in a bit for effective framing.

Sony DSC H50 at about 60mm equivalent. F5.0 @ 1/1000th @ ISO 100. Programmed auto with –.7 EV exposure compensation.

I was experimenting with EV compensation for the snow. This shot was underexposed .7EV. Some Recovery in Lightroom for the snow. Fill light for the colors. Blackpoint to the right. Added Clarity and Vibrance (Vibrance really brought up the color in the water). Sharpen Landscape preset.

From Rachel Carson NWR Seasons.