Archive for March 26th, 2010



Laudholm Farm, Wells ME

As I mentioned yesterday, the Laudholm Farm Trust has a cooperative agreement with the Wells National Estuarine Research Center which helps to off-set the cost of maintaining the land in its undeveloped state, in a location where the commercial value of the land is relatively high. They have also been able to preserve the farm buildings, and Laudholm Farm is certainly one of the more picturesque New England/Maine coastal farms.

This shot looks back along one of the maintained trails across a meadow…golden in this season. In a few months it will be green and alive with Bobolink song. I got down low again to catch the golden grasses as foreground, and cropped from the top to place the horizon for this view. It improves with size. You might want to try it larger on Wide Eyed In Wonder by clicking the image above. It should open to the largest size you can view on your monitor.

Canon SX20IS at 28mm equivalent. F4 @ 1/800th @ ISO 80. Landscape program.

As I mentioned a few days ago, I am coming to trust the Landscape program on the SX20 to produce exposures that allow me to process in Lightroom for the effect I am after. In this case, Recovery for the sky (but not much), Fill Light for the foreground, Blackpoint right, added Clarity and just a small amount of Vibrance. Sharpen landscape preset.

From Around Home 2010.