A couple of years ago we took a trip down a part of the Kangamangus Highway in New Hampshire looking for interesting winter scenes. While we don’t have the terrain of that countryside here in Massachusetts we pretty much have the same snowfall this year — and we’re about to get hammered again. We have icicles though, but they tend to be hanging off of houses rather than gorges. I recalled this scene while driving by those houses.
These are fairly impressionistic images, more heavily processed in Lightroom than I normally do – but I wanted to bring out the cold feeling of the blue in the ice and waterfall pool.
Technical: Canon 1D Mark 2, 24-70mm f/2.8L at 32mm, 1/50 at f/8, ISO 200.
Lightroom 3: Lens profile correction (flattens it out nicely), fill 40, blacks 19, clarity +100 (yes, over the top), vibrance +20, aqua and blue saturation +100. (Reference the “before” image below.)