Just finished a 4-day excursion to New Hampshire (the Lake Sunapee region) and have a few images to share.
On Saturday I taught a workshop, “Exploring Nature Through Photography”, at the Girl Scouts Great Escape at Camp Wabasso. The Great Escape is a retreat for Girl Scout Leaders – a combination of workshops, social activities, and a bit of relaxation. Much to everyone’s chagrin, it rained buckets on Saturday. But the rain departed by Sunday morning and in between cleanup and packing activities I tried to capture a bit of the environment around the camp.
All of these images were captured with a Canon 5D Mark 2, 70-200mm f/2.8L lens w/polarizing filter, all except the canoe image had the rig firmly mounted on a tripod. The images were captured using “expose to the right” methodology and then shifted to the desired exposure values with Lightroom.
Images all had different levels of black adjustment and varying amounts of clarity. A bit of vibrance was added as normal (the polarizer does most of the heavy lifting for the saturated colors — well, that and 20 hours of rain the day before). The final image (road) used a local adjustment to lower the foreground path and grass by 1/4 stop. I used the local adjustment brush adding 1/3 stop of exposure to Pat and Paula in the canoe, making it possible to maintain the contrast for the rest of the scene.
I’ll be posting a few more images from Wabasso over the next couple of days.