Storm Over Parson’s

Parson’s Beach, that is. This is actually the mouth of Back Creek where it flows into the Mousam. The storm passed just south of us, scattering a few drops on the far end of the beach, but soaking Wells. A shot like this is, of course, all about the drama in the clouds. Here the curve of the creek adds to the composition.

Canon SX20IS at 28mm equivalent. F4.0 @ 1/1000th @ ISO 80. Landscape program.

I tipped the camera up to meter off the clouds, then tipped it back down for composition. I tried Recovery for the clouds in Lightroom, but ended up using a Graduated Filter effect pulled down from the top to the horizon to reduce exposure and add a bit of brightness and contrast. Fill Light for the foreground. Blackpoint just a little right. Added Clarity and a touch of Vibrance. Sharpen narrow edges preset.

From Around Home 2010.

3 Responses to “7/15/2010”

  1. 1 Wendy Hollands
    07/15/2010 at 6:58 am

    very beautiful!!I so want Lightroom;o)) I will be off for a month so I hope you have a good one, keep snapping!!

  2. 2 Donna
    07/15/2010 at 7:37 am

    Amazing how focusing on clouds can change a pretty, but, generic scene into something unique!

  3. 07/15/2010 at 7:43 pm

    Really beautiful!!!!!

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