Challenge: Play (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-510
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm
Location: Lake Durant (NY)
Date: Oct 5, 2008
Date Uploaded: Oct 5, 2008
|Impromptu shot taken during a recent camping trip. Temperature was about 40 degrees at the time of this snap. It was a wonderful mood on the lake that morning, with plenty of mist rising up. In fact, the "clouds" you see in the background are all rising from the surrounding waters!
When I saw this couple in the canoe, I immediately thought of the PLAY challenge. I quickly changed to a longer zoom (300mm equiv) and started shooting what I could (at extreme zoom) before my view was obscured by trees to my left.
I liked this photo best of about 3 or 4 I had to choose from. Might have preferred to see a little more of the back of the boat, but that's all I got of it in this particular capture, and it seemed the lesser of all evils compared to what I had.
As I view this entry, the background looks more like a painting to me due to the lighting that results from the mist, causing the subjects to really stand out. Hopefully others will find it appealing as well.
Thanks for looking!
PP: Converted from raw, crop, levels, slight saturation, curves, shadows/highlights, noise reduction, resize, usm & add border.
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