Take time to enjoy your rivers

A quick reminder (to myself as much as anybody) that warmer weather is nature’s way of saying “c’mon outside!”.  Whether you are a paddler, angler, or just like to walk along the shoreline, go visit a nearby river or stream and take in the lifeblood of your neighborhood ecosystem.

Photograph of folks enjoying the Concord River at the Old North Bridge crossing, just downstream from the confluence of the Sudbury and Assabet Rivers.

Technical details: Canon 7D, handheld in the kayak, 70-200mm f/2.8L at 200mm.  1/1250, f/2.8, ISO2500.  Lightroom 3, black and white processing, lots of tweaking in the B&W mix panel  (de-emphasize greens, brighten up the yellows).   By choosing B&W over color and mixing the luminosities of the colors I was able to remove a lot of the distraction of the background trees and make the foreground bridge and people pop out much more.   Sometimes color is a distraction.

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