Over the Dune

I love this kind of moment, with the drama of a storm sky over a briefly sun-bright landscape. This is a shot from just before we left for St Augustine, and I published three from this day on 4/19. Here we look over the dune toward the tidal marsh along Back Creek, behind Parson’s Beach in Kennebunk, Maine. To me this is a close to a naked eye view as the camera can come. The extreme depth of field actually makes it look more like a painting than a photo.

Technically it might be very difficult to capture this image with a DSLR’s larger sensor, but the small sensor on the SX20IS, combined with the short focal length lens at its shortest setting, even at an f-stop of 2.8, yields amazing depth and clarity. And, the SX20s Landscape program hits the exposure just right for post processing for major drama.

Canon SX20IS at 28mm equivalent. F2.8 @ 1/1250 @ ISO 80. Landscape program.

In Lightroom, Recovery for the sky, Fill Light for the foreground. Blackpoint right. Added Clarity and Vibrance. Sharpen landscape preset.

From Around Home 2010.


2 Responses to “5/7/2010”

  1. 1 Wendy Hollands
    05/07/2010 at 5:51 am

    what a great composition, I like the way you got down low. Great shot!

  2. 05/07/2010 at 3:38 pm

    I love this kind of contrast as well.

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