Sunny Icy River

There is a great range of tones here, from the brilliant white of the snow in the sun to the dark, almost black, shadows under the trees. Just the range of blues alone is daunting. Still it is an image worth working for, and that tonal range is, of course, part of the attraction…not as a technical matter but as an esthetic.

We are at the junction of the Merriland and Little Rivers in Rachel Carson NWR. This is another vista that I shoot a lot, in all seasons. I really like how the heavier ice on the Merriland (less salt mixed with the fresh water) is pushing its way out toward the sea.

Sony DSC H50 at 31mm equivalent. F4.5 @ 1/2500 @ ISO 100. Programmed auto with –.7EV exposure compensation.

Recovery in Lightroom for the snow highlights. Fill Light for the shdows and colors. Blackpoint to the right for intensity. Added Clarity and Vibrance. Sharpen Landscape preset.

From Rachel Carson Seasons.


3 Responses to “1/16/2010”

  1. 1 Wendy Hollands
    01/16/2010 at 9:47 am

    very beautiful

  2. 01/16/2010 at 4:48 pm

    How I wish we had your sun.

  3. 01/16/2010 at 9:54 pm

    Beautiful winter scene! Really like the contrast of the snow and water.

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