Archive for the 'prairie' Category

11
Jun
09

6/11/2009

Prairie Lake with Storm

Prairie Lake with Storm

The North Dakota Prairie sometimes seems as much water as land. There are potholes, ponds, marshes, and fair sized lakes dotting the landscape wherever you look. This small lake is on the edge of Chase Lake NWR, again, on a day full of intermittent rain and glowering skies.

Sony DSC H50 at full wide. F5.6 @ 1/400th @ ISO 100. Programed Auto.

Dual graduated filters in Lightroom. From the top to darken the sky to its natural tone, and from the bottom to increase brightness and contrast. General Vibrance and Clarity and Landscape sharpen preset.

From Potholes and Prairies 2009.

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05
Jun
09

6/6/2009

Modern Prairie Skys

Modern Prairie Skys

North Dakota. Somewhere near Chase Lake NWR. There are only remants of the true Prairie anywhere in the state. This is not one of them. Still it has a beauty of its own.

Sony DSC H50 at full wide. F5.6 @ 1/500th @ ISO 100. Programed auto.

Cropped slightly in Lightroom for composition. Recovery for the sky. Blackpoint to the right. Added Clarity and just a bit of vibrance. Pulled a Graduated Filter up from the bottom to just above the horizon. Added Brightness, Clarity, and Contrast. Landscape sharpen preset.

From Potholes and Prairies 2009.