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Morning Illumination

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 21 June 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I have been reworking several images to get them ready to print for my upcoming show in August. I showed this image earlier - a first quick edit. I spent more time on it, opening the shadows, balancing shadows/highlights, and getting the color balance just right. Here is the result. I did a 10x15 print and it came out beautifully. I am learning (thanks to my lessons from Charles Cramer) to be more patient and use my photoshop tools to bring out the true essence of the photo. So, here is a departure from the easy to process, brightly colored graffiti series. But, back to more graffiti tomorrow. As I rework the images for the show, I'll post them here. Thanks, as always, for looking, and for your feedback!

NIKON D90 1/40 second F/16.0 ISO 200 195 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Nice light!

21 Jun 2010 9:16am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

OOOOH! I love the light on the little trees in the foreground with the other trees making a wonderful background!

21 Jun 2010 3:22pm

Josette from Belgium


21 Jun 2010 3:45pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Beautiful lighting and color! Wonderful composition! Superb!

21 Jun 2010 4:03pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I can imagine the density and depth in the print Barbara, it's a real cracker!

21 Jun 2010 6:15pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Excellent. I love the light.

21 Jun 2010 9:01pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Love the light on the trees. Nice work for your show.

21 Jun 2010 9:18pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

beautiful light and very nicely balanced composition!

22 Jun 2010 2:16am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Beautiful light on the trees in the water. My eye then goes across the river, into the woods. Have a great show!

22 Jun 2010 2:32am

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Magical light.

22 Jun 2010 10:31pm

Joanne from United States

Oooh, bathing in the sunlight! Lovely!

24 Jun 2010 11:22am

1/40 second
ISO 200
195 mm (35mm equiv.)