Archive for October 9th, 2010


10/8/2010: Fox pond under cloud

This scene, if taken today, would probably be even more awesome, as the fall color would be about peak, but we work with what we have! On the way back from Machias and daughter number 3’s first college homecoming weekend (she is a freshman) we stopped at Fox Pond on the short cut my GPS found on the trip back from dropping my daughter off at college in August. You may remember.

This is a three exposure, auto bracketed, HDR from the Canon SX20IS using Photomax. Final processing in Lightroom, for my standard Blackpoint, Clarity, Vibrance, and Sharpen.

I like the HDR effect here, which gives the sky and cloud reflection a dominant play, but keeps the foliage vibrant. The low angle (ground level) and the transparency of the water in the foreground and the tiny pebbles lock the frame down and keep it from receding into the clouds.