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An Ode to Sunny Days in June | by kdee64
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An Ode to Sunny Days in June

The water in this lake is crystal clear, its unique blue-green colour the result of light reflected from the white-marl bottom. We have had a cloudy, cool and wet June, so on those rare sunny days, I try to get out and do some landscape photography.

 

Technical: In addition to using a graduated neutral density filter, I took several exposures, then hand-blended them in Photoshop CS5 to obtain optimal dynamic range and colour. An alternative to hand-blending the different exposures is to use HDR software, a method I employed for the image below. Hand-blending seems to produce slightly better results than HDR.

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Taken on June 7, 2011