Years ago my friend Doug had taken a picture around the Jordan Pond area of the path and split tree boardwalks. Yesterday, I asked him to show me where that was. There were many times during the walk Doug said, " I think it's just ahead." We found plenty of other areas to keep us busy during the hike to this special spot. When we arrived, I didn't even realize it, until Doug pointed out the spot. I mean I would have walked right past it!
I was shooting handheld (no tripod). In all took 16 pictures of this scene, it's rare that I only take one picture at a given scene. Below is the first picture and the one I liked best (the one I decided to post-process).
The first and best of the series:
Here is the best shot, after some editing in Lightroom with these adjustments:
- Cropped most of the first break in the boardwalk
- Cropped so left tree was silhouetted
- Straighten image, so left tree was straight
- Increased exposure .25
- Decreased exposure with brush on the boardwalk hot spots
- Increase white balance temp - for warmth
The final post-processed image after running the Lightroom image through Nik Color Effect Pro with these adjustments: Tonal Contrast, Skylight Filter, and Detail Extractor.
EXIF data: Nikon D800, Nikon 24-70mm @ 34mm, f/4.5, 1/80 sec, ISO 400, 07/27/13, 8:48 AM