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Dec
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12/22/2010: first snow on the marsh

As I mentioned in a previous post, it has been a long dull season between fall foliage and first snow this year in Maine, so, of course, I had to run out at the first actual snow on the ground and get a few shots. This snow was gone by noon, melted back into a relatively warm earth (though we are promised more flurries today and tomorrow, and maybe a significant storm on the weekend).

This is a three exposure HDR. I am backing off a bit on HDR, but here it works to bring up the detail and extend the range in what is still dull light (it was still snowing). Canon SX20IS at 28mm equivalent, three exposures, auto bracketed at –2/3rds EV. Assembled and custom tone-mapped in Photomatix Pro, and processed for intensity and clarity in Lightroom.

And, for interest, here is the same shot, processed in Lightroom to Black and White, using the Green Filter preset. It has a strength and beauty of its own.

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2 Responses to “12/22/2010: first snow on the marsh”


  1. 12/23/2010 at 2:19 am

    I love this photo, the colors are so real and it’s like being right there. A beautiful view on such a winter’s day. I like that you can see your footprints in the photo’s corner, I’m guessing you backed up some to frame the shot and left your footprints h there as a whisper to say, yes, I am here.
    Really nice.
    Pama


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