|Lens||Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC J|
|Post-Processing||Adobe Lightroom 4|
I knew the far away trees would be under water and as I approached I really liked the balance of the trees on one side and the fence on the right. I know its not a classic composition as there is nothing in the middle but I am a big fan of having plenty of space in an image. I think, rightly or wrongly, that it all adds to the peacefulness of the image and atmosphere and mood are my primary aims when I take a photograph. It was taken using the Sigma 10-20mm with a Hitech 0.6 soft filter attached. I always use a tripod and remote release and try to go for about a second or so exposure, using a 2 stop ND filter on occasion. For this photograph I walked out into the Lake a little way to get this view. This was the first image of a series. On checking the histogram it was slightly underexposed so I corrected the following shots using the compensation correction (I usually shoot in aperture priority). However, I preferred the cloud on the left in this one (and in Lightroom 4 it was easy to lighten). For following shots the cloud faded away quite quickly.
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