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October 2015 Wallpaper

October 2015 Wallpaper

Here comes autumn…   This photograph was taken a few years ago during a photowalk at Danforth Brook in Hudson (a tributary of the Assabet River).

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Technical: Canon 7D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L at 200mm, 1/60 at f/4.0, ISO 640. Processed with Lightroom CC 2015: minor exposure tweaks except whites +30, clarity +20, vibrance +9, medium contrast curve with the Camera Neutral profile).

December 2014 Wallpaper

December 2014 Wallpaper

A variation on a gallery print I used in an exhibit on the Assabet River. Photograph was taken in December 2007.

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Technical: Canon 7D. Processed in Lightroom 5 (variety of exposure and contrast tweaks, masked additional clarity to the rocks and frost, leaving the water alone, somewhat aggressive sharpening to emphasize the frost crystals).

February 2014 Wallpaper

February 2014 Wallpaper

After a short (but it felt like it lasted forever) burst of frigid weather here we’re back to just plain ol’ freezing temperatures.   On the plus side, we get some beautiful ice formations along the river.

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Technical: Canon 5D Mk2, 70-200mm f/2.0L, 1/8sec at f/11, ISO 125 (w/filters).  Processed in Lightroom 5, somewhat aggressive contrast adjustments mostly.

January 2013 Wallpaper

January 2013 marks my 4th anniversary of my monthly wallpapers.   I hope you continue to enjoy the little slices of nature I dig up each month and wish everyone a Happy New Year.

The recent snow we’ve had here at the turn of the year inspired me to find a slightly more picturesque January — this image was taken in January 2008.  It is the Assabet River as it transitions from Acton to Concord (there’s a town line somewhere in there, I think…)

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Technical: Canon 1D Mark II, 24-70mm f/2.8 at 70mm.  1/13s at f/11, ISO 200.  Filtering unrecorded.   Processed with Lightroom 4.   There was a lot of tonal compression applied here — too many tweaks to detail.  The two most important were a selective mask of the river where I lowered the exposure by 1/3 stop and added clarity — effectively reproducing what a polarizer would do.  The second biggest push was to move the highlights down to recover some detail in the snowbank.  (I actually had the image ready to go without that and upon a third look decided something needed to be done there!)

December 2012 Wallpaper

December has arrived with a few foggy mornings, which got me to digging through the catalog for an image that captured that kind of feel you get when snow and fog come together.  I found this 2007 image of Elizabeth Brook in Stow that has never been published before (although a similar one earlier in the series has been part of an exhibit on the Assabet River).

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Technical: Canon 40D, 24-70mm f/2.8L at f/11, 1/125 second at ISO 200.  Processed with Lightroom 4, mostly contrast enhancements, e.g., a 3/4 stop graduated ND filter was applied to the upper right quadrant, a touch of negative clarity (-19) restored the atmospheric effect that the contrast tweaks took away.