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Canon 5D Mark II camera and Canon 24-105mm f4 L series USM lens @ 24mm. Exposure Details: 1/13 second @ f16 ISO 100

Canon 5D Mark II camera and Canon 24-105mm f4 L series USM lens @ 24mm. Exposure Details: 1/13 second @ f16 ISO 100

I’ve visited this location many times while running workshops in the Castlemaine area of Central Victoria. On my most recent visit I noticed how the reeds near the lake foreshore were illuminated with warm, soft light. I moved in close with a wide-angle lens to place extra emphasis on the reeds and contrast their warm color with the cool blue of the water and sky. The use of the wide-angle lens, the warm/cool color contrast and the definite foreground (reeds), midground (water) and background (hills and sky) has produced more of a 3 dimensional appearance to what would otherwise have been a relatively flat scene (water and sky).

Image processing was conducted in Adobe Lightroom 2 and Adobe Photoshop CS4.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography

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2 Responses

  1. Hahaha so this is what you were talking about in class that day!

    overexpose and bring it back to look magical!

    how did you post it staright away? we took so much of your time

  2. Hi Chewy,

    Yep, that’s the technique. Actually this image was made on a workshop two weeks prior to the one you attended. I’II post some images from last weekends workshop over coming days.

    Thanks for taking the time to check out the blog and leave a comment.

    All the best,

    Glenn

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