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Trees on Mt. Hamilton Road, San Jose, California

 

Last spring, there was snow forecast down to 3000ft here in the bay area. There was snow on Mt. Hamilton (just like this spring). One Sunday morning, I decided to drive up there and see what I could photograph. Alas, the road all the way to the observatory was closed. And it was raining. And it was foggy. So, on my way down, I stopped by a couple of places and took a few photos. This is one of them. I love how these trees look in the fog - and the minute I saw these, I knew I had to try a black and white conversion.

 

Post Processing: Raw image + Lightroom 3 processing. I used this develop preset called Soft Highlights by Joop Snijder as a starting point and then did the black and white conversion. Here is the sample image and download link at Joop's blog. This lightroom preset is highly recommended - one of the staples in my workflow.

 

Other photographs in this series:

Barn: www.suprada.com/photoblog/archives/2250

Lake: www.suprada.com/photoblog/archives/2253

 

Technical Details:

 

Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera

Exposure: 1/160 at f/4.0

Focal Length: 33mm

Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f4.0 L

ISO: 100

WB: Daylight

Date: February 19, 2011

 

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Taken on February 19, 2011