Archive for February 28th, 2010



Drift Wood Sky

Happy Sunday!

Great sky. Low angle (down on my knees on the sandy slope below the drift wood tangle) using the flip out LCD on the Canon. I took several shots at various focal lengths to frame the wood against the sky with the correct balance. This one and one just a bit closer are the ones that work best for me. I used Exposure Lock and Program Shift on the SX20IS to increase depth of field. Like all P&Ss the Canon is biased toward larger apertures and faster shutter speeds and you need to override the Program settings somehow if you want something different. The Canon system of Exposure Lock and Program Shift works very well.

Canon SX20IS at about 40mm equivalent. F7.1 @ 1/250th @ ISO 80. Programmed auto, with Exposure Lock and Program Shift.

Recovery in Lightroom for the sky. Fill light for the foreground. Blackpoint right. Added Clarity and just a touch of Vibrance. Sharpen landscape preset.

From Around Home 2010.

This is the second version that works for me, taken at about 48mm equivalent and f6.3.