Warm and cold, liquid and solid.
This entry was posted on March 9, 2012 by Jeff Sinon. It was filed under Nature, Photo Challange, Photography and was tagged with cool tones, ice, landscape, liquid, new hampshire, Photography, postaweek2012, solid, sunset, warm tones, water, weekly photo challenge.
Waiting for your ‘Contrast’…
March 9, 2012 at 8:52 pm
Ask and you shall receive
March 9, 2012 at 9:03 pm
That is quite beautiful!
March 9, 2012 at 9:27 pm
I’m very happy to hear that. I never tire of compliments like that. So feel free to keep them coming
March 10, 2012 at 7:15 am
Another stunner. WOW! You just blow my socks off, Jeff.
March 9, 2012 at 10:07 pm
DING-DING-DING-DING, we have a winner in the “Who can do the most for Jeff’s ego” category! Thank you Karina!
March 10, 2012 at 7:17 am
It’s not ego if it’s true…right?
March 10, 2012 at 4:20 pm
That’s very kind of you to say. Sometimes when a photo of mine gets this kind of response I’m completely taken by surprise. I don’t think this is false modesty, I know it’s a good photo, I’m just surprised that others find it that good. I do tend to be my own harshest critic though.
March 10, 2012 at 7:28 pm
Yes, I know what you mean about being your own harshest critic. Still, I’m glad you are getting the recognition. You deserve it. You really do make quite stunningly beautiful photographs.
And see? Everyone else agrees!!
March 10, 2012 at 11:30 pm
March 9, 2012 at 10:15 pm
I’m glad you like! Thank you for taking the time to say so, I really appreciate it.
March 10, 2012 at 7:19 am
Very nice capture. I always enjoy learning the details behind shooting an image and how it was edited. When you have the time and don’t mind…
March 9, 2012 at 10:45 pm
Ok Rick, pull up a chair. I’ll give you a quick rundown here, but I really like the “anatomy of a photograph” idea so I’ll be giving you credit for my very next blog post.
First for the gear freaks, the original raw file was captured with my trusty Canon 40D and ProMaster branded Tamron 17-50 f2.8. All mounted on a Gitzo GT-2541 Mountaineer tripod. I also used a HiTech 3 stop (.9) NDGrad filter.
Manual mode, which I’m using more and more over AV, 21mm @ f11, 1/100 of a second, iso 100.
My editing starts in Lightroom 3 where I’ll set my blacks, and make any exposure, highlight and white balance corrections I need. Then, as with almost every image I find worthy of sharing, they go through Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0.
My most frequently used, and favorite, filters in CEP are the Brilliance and Warmth filter, settings vary by image, and then the Tonal Contrast filter, again, settings vary.
Call me a lazy post processer, but I make full use of plug-ins and presets to achieve the results I have in mind when I click the shutter. BUT, and it is a big but, if I don’t feel the original capture is worth the time, good bye, see ya, let me introduce you to Mr. Delete. I don’t save much of anything that I know will never see the light of day.
While I do take every advantage of the software I have, I don’t believe in the “fix it in Photoshop” mentality. Software is there to complete my vision, not correct my screw-ups.
You’ve given me a great idea for my next blog entry, where I’ll have before and after for each step of the way.
March 10, 2012 at 7:57 am
Thanks for the info!
March 10, 2012 at 12:26 pm
Thanks! Really enjoyed your comments. I love the Nik Software plugins. Again, great image.
March 10, 2012 at 8:14 pm
Thank you again Rick, and you are very welcome.
March 10, 2012 at 9:06 pm
Great shot of a sunset Jeff. Your final comment is what I’d like to see. What the photo looked like in the beginning and just what the changes you made did. Convince me I need Lightroom to improve my shots. Where is this, Baxter Lake?
March 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm
Actually it is the Bellamy Reservoir in Madbury/Dover. This was taken from the side of French Cross Rd. in Dover. I just about could have had one hand on the camera and one hand on the guardrail.
March 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm
Wonderful photo. Great job!
March 10, 2012 at 12:50 am
I like it.
March 10, 2012 at 2:28 am
Thank you! It always makes me happy when someone likes my photographs.
March 10, 2012 at 7:10 am
Nice picture. Beautiful colors.
March 10, 2012 at 2:40 am
That is superb Jeff! Love the way the lake looks partly frozen and partly smooth. A really great photo.
March 10, 2012 at 3:10 am
Thank you Jude. This is a great little spot that I drive by every day. With the mild winter we’ve been having, I knew once I saw how much open water there was, I had to stop soon or there would be too much open water for the photograph I wanted.
March 10, 2012 at 6:48 am
wow, thats beautiful. I love the colours too
March 10, 2012 at 4:46 am
Thank you Brenda, and thank you for stopping by for a visit.
March 10, 2012 at 6:52 am
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March 10, 2012 at 7:12 am
Fantastic! Love it
March 10, 2012 at 5:13 am
March 10, 2012 at 8:14 am
Just in case I missed anyone, and for any future visitors, I really appreciate all the kind words and compliments on my photographs.
I can’t thank you all enough!
March 10, 2012 at 8:16 am
God Bless your eyes … you see superb visions.
I am always awestruck each time I view your images.
Your work is eye candy. I am have a sugar overdose.
Thank you for creating such masterpieces.
March 10, 2012 at 8:18 am
THANK YOU! Between you, AlohaKarina, and all the other wonderful comments, I’m not sure my ego can take anymore!
March 10, 2012 at 8:28 am
You are way too humble to have a huge ego even with all the compliments.
Just keep sharing your wonderful creative photography. ~~~ : – )
March 10, 2012 at 8:30 am
love the picture
March 10, 2012 at 9:23 am
what a great photo…..I love it…did you use ND grad filter to create that smooth line & perfect ray light of the sun
March 10, 2012 at 9:26 am
Thank you, I’m glad you like it.
Yes I did use an ND grad, three stop to be exact, but not sure which smooth line you are referring to. The transition between the ice and open water, or the horizon?
The “starburst” effect is a result of a small aperture. The smaller the aperture the more pronounced the effect, the more wide open you shoot the less of an effect you get. The one big ray/reflection of the sun is from setting the camera low to the ground. If you want to get good reflections of the sky, the far shoreline, whatever, as they say in limbo, “how low can you go?” I can’t tell you how many pairs of pants have that have at least one worn out knee from getting low with my camera Maybe I should start bringing knee pads.
March 10, 2012 at 10:24 am
This colour are amazing ! Lovely photo ^^
March 10, 2012 at 10:04 am
Thank you, and thank you for taking the time to say so.
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March 10, 2012 at 1:45 pm
Wow, this is such a breathtakingly stunning photo! (:
A perfect balance of colours and landscape. I really love this photo!
A great shot!
March 10, 2012 at 3:09 pm
Thank you Amber, what a great compliment! I’m glad you stopped in for a visit.
March 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm
Beautiful lines and fabulous colours!
March 10, 2012 at 4:13 pm
Just WOW. This is simply genius!
March 10, 2012 at 4:27 pm
Just THANK YOU! I really appreciate it. My wife would beg to differ on the genius part though
March 10, 2012 at 8:05 pm
Hi Jeff …
hope you’ll take a peak at my attempt at the challenge ….
March 10, 2012 at 6:27 pm
Done, #2 is fantastic!
March 10, 2012 at 6:37 pm
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March 10, 2012 at 7:33 pm
Not sure what to say that hasn’t been said already about your superb scene . . . I say as I wipe away a wistful tear of awe!
March 11, 2012 at 10:56 am
Thank you Patti. It’s comments like yours that let me know I’m on the right track with my photography. It is always a pleasure when someone else likes one of my photos. Something I never get tired of or take for granted. I truly appreciate every positive comment I get.
March 11, 2012 at 10:45 pm
What a stunning photograph! Just beautiful!
March 11, 2012 at 7:18 pm
I really appreciate such a gracious compliment, thank you!
March 12, 2012 at 6:20 am
such gentle sunset colours to contrast the silhouette of the trees in the background.
thanks for sharing this beautiful moment.
March 12, 2012 at 2:09 am
You are ever so welcome, and thank you for the compliment!
March 12, 2012 at 5:39 am
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wow. beau.ti.ful!! love it!
March 12, 2012 at 10:17 pm
Hang on, wait a minute…
Nope, I never get tired of hearing compliments like that.;-) Thank you very much!
March 12, 2012 at 10:20 pm
lol. you crack me up!!
March 12, 2012 at 10:27 pm
Thank you very much, I’ll be here all week. And please, don’t forget to tip you bartenders and waitresses
March 12, 2012 at 10:32 pm
Stunning capture, Jeff! The colors and textures are stunning, and that starburst effect is the icing on the cake.
March 13, 2012 at 2:34 am
I haven’t seen anything from you in my inbox in a while. I always expect a few nice photographs in your posts.
March 13, 2012 at 8:17 pm
Love it! The composition is perfect. There is so much going on in this scene but the colors and flow make it peaceful at the same time. You make it look effortless
March 13, 2012 at 3:20 pm
Stunning photograph. One of the most beautiful photograph for this week’s challenge. Love it. Great shot.
March 15, 2012 at 1:58 am
Thank you very much, I’m glad you think so.
March 15, 2012 at 5:46 am
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