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Digging

April 2, 2008
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In my first posts of the Battery I declared this little piece of history as being my favorite spot in St. John’s. And it is digging a deeper place in my heart every day. Last night Lori and I ventured out, ever braver, into the cold night for some more long exposures. I came away much more satisfied than the previous night but still with just a photo or two worthy of posting.

Here is one of the Battery. It was taken with a 4 second exposure but I did do some post work in CS3 to bring out the backdrop of rock. Basically I used curves with Luminosity blend mode (to keep the color saturation down). I also used curves with Multiply blend mode to darken a few of the brighter houses. And in the end I sharpened it…not sure if that was too far. I think I could have achieved some of this in camera…all the reason for another outing.

Sidenote: I’m beginning to fall in love with my tripod.

the Battery, night, ice

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. B'lah permalink
    April 2, 2008 5:3 3

    Charla
    I think this is a very cool shot, this could be matted and framed. The light is great!

  2. Shannon permalink
    April 2, 2008 5:3 3

    I love this perspective. Very unique!

  3. goldberry00 permalink
    April 2, 2008 5:3 3

    I like how the ice and the houses are all exposed nicely (not easy!). Great reflections, too! I think the image might be tilted slightly to the right, or it could just be my eyes. Other than that, it’s a keeper!!!

  4. April 2, 2008 5:3 3

    Oh my word. This is my absolute favorite shot of all of them that you took. This is perfection!

  5. April 3, 2008 5:3 3

    Really nice shot Charla. Thanks for the tips you included on how you post-processed…I think I might try those out if I ever get the time to shoot for fun again!

  6. April 3, 2008 5:3 3

    Thanks for all the comments! Lucky for me the ice had an nice dock light shining on it. And also lucky for me it didn’t overexpose in the long exposure.

  7. Lyndsay permalink
    April 4, 2008 5:3 3

    This photo feels enchanting, romantic. I especially like the gold tones against the dark, cold ice tones. Excellent work!

  8. Blair permalink
    April 8, 2008 5:3 3

    Wow Charla, That shot is amazing!

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