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A symphony of blues

A stunning morning with a clear blue mountain sky transformed and reflected from the pond in a rich azure color. This view across the pond to the pumphouse and the village of Thredbo further up the valley took my breath away.


Composition, lighting, colors just all seemed perfect, and virtually all I have done in processing has been to apply a square crop and frame the result in a simple black border.


I hope that any viewers enjoy this "moment-for-Zen" as much as I did. Though not always the case when you come across a scene like this, the photo does do some justice to my impression of it at the time. The result is definitely one of my favorites of late.


Thredbo, New South Wales, Australia.


iPhone 4 - Photograph taken with the native Camera app without the HDR option.

Snapseed - Cropped to square format. No lighting changes made.

Photo fx Ultra - Small amount of NDgrad filtering applied across the top of the image.

Iris - Image resized to 1936 x 1936 pixels.

Camera+ - Added a simple rounded black border.

PaintShop Pro X4 - Digital camera speckle noise attenuated (40% fine and large scale, 60% blend).


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Taken on May 2, 2012