Lookout on the Grand River

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    I went to Homer Watson park in Kitchener this morning in hopes of catching the Grand River in a shroud of fog as Ruth BSS did last week. No luck though, it was a bit too warm (and overcast). I tried to make the best of it though.

    This image was touched up ever so slightly with a gradient overlay to help bring out the sky a bit to add a little more interest. Photographed with a Sony DSLR-A100 and a Sigma EX 28-70mm f2.8.

    1. PhotojLisa [deleted] 79 months ago | reply

      Ohh wow, that is beautiful!!

    2. E_Ruth [deleted] 79 months ago | reply

      You really need the cool nights to create the mist and the weekend did get progressively warmer. I really like this picture though, (and the next one) I had difficulty getting the blue sky and the colours as the contrast between land and sky was challenging. The river and colour is spectacular in this shot.

    3. seyDoggy 79 months ago | reply

      The trick to get some sky was to underexpose the scene by one stop to capture some detail in the clouds. Then I brought the scene back up a bit in post while giving the sky a treatment that that would help retain its detail. It's always a battle in land scape.

    4. flitz47 79 months ago | reply

      It works and that tree on top of the slope offers some really great framing possibilities.

    5. seyDoggy 73 months ago | reply

      Just got a call from the Grand River Conservation Authority asking if they could use this image in some sort of clean air, forestry sort of promotion they might have going on. I feel honored that I might be able to contribute something to the community like that.

    6. seyDoggy 71 months ago | reply

      You can see this image on a GRCA trailer here.

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