Archive for January 14th, 2010





Thin Ice…

The sea ice (salt water ice, or ice that forms as a thin layer over salt water where salt and fresh mix) always interests me. At Rachel Carson NWR, along the Little River, which is tidal, you see it in all its variety. Add that to our high tide fluctuations and you get some interesting effects. Here a very fragile, very thin layer of ice dropped over this tiny headland as the river fell, then broke open to reveal the grasses beneath. The contast between the white and texture of the snow and the brown water, with its own very thin layer of ice, adds to the image. Finally, I just had to frame what I liked for composition.

Sony DSC H50 at 31mm equivalent. F4.5 @ 1/1000 @ ISO 100. Programmed auto with –.7EV exposure compensation.

Recovery in Lightroom for the snow. Fill Light for the water. Blackpoint to the right. Added Clarity and Vibrance. Sharpen Landscape preset.

From Rachel Carson NWR Seasons.