Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Stepstone Falls

This was taken at a nearby small waterfall and was difficult to find compositions along the brook yesterday...don't know if it's because I haven't been out photographing the last week or so because of a really bad cold.  I like this image better than any other taken.  I used the blue/gold Singh Ray polarizer but dialed it down a lot as the water was looking too blue..also, did some desaturation in ACR when I processed it.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Winter in Rhode Island

These two images taken at a local brook were an experiment in shutter speed...I took the bottom image first at 1/5 second but thought the water looked a little too smooth; then the upper image was taken using a shutter speed of 1/15 second..both images were taken using a Singh-ray blue/gold polarizer on a Canon Eos 5D Mark III...the first is my favorite because of the slight detail in the water.  I love what the blue/gold polarizer can do in the winter to water...although it must be used discreetly, because it can go bad really quickly...just a slight turn is often enough..the gold effect is not a favorite of mine most of the time, but the blue really works well with ice and snow.