The Making of "Autumn Colors"

Winner of the February, 2017 "Benches" photo contest

By vaksi in Photo Contests on Apr 4, 2017

"Autumn Colors"

My story is very simple. I had too many lenses to carry, and I wanted an "all round" lens for my hiking tours. I bought a Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM (Contemporary) lens and I was trying that out with my Pentax K-50 camera on a foggy morning in November on a passage on the north coast of lake Balaton, Hungary.

The passage was empty, and that together with the fog gave a mysterious atmosphere. I tried to find a good position to shot, which it was not difficult, the place presented itself!

The image was shot at 1/125s, F5.6, ISO 250, at a 53mm focal length. The original image looked like this:

Original image

When I got home I used the Picasa editor and just made some simple changes for better, warmer colors by increasing saturation and deepening the shadows.

The final result is a nice, autumn image with benches.

I am glad that many people liked it and extend a warm thank you to those who voted for it.

- vaksi

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