Daily Image - Oct 2011 Archive - sonofjohan
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26 Oct 11.  Arriving rather late in the afternoon, early evening if you prefer, at the Baker Lake Lodge last Friday I decided to try my hand at getting a shot or two of Baker Lake as one of the participants said the light on the lake, just across the highway, was quite nice. I headed out taking some time to shoot along the way and in the process rousted up a couple of  Ruffled Grouse, the first I'd seen in over 4 decades in this part of the country. Eventually I made it to the lake and was very disappointed to see this very tiny body of water situated below a small earthen dam. But I met a gentleman from one of the local communities with whom I had a nice conversation, and then, after he departed, tried my hand at capturing the lake with Mt Baker in the distance at its far end. The lighting was harsh, and it was disappearing fast, so I elected to use the HDR approach to getting the image(s). That evening at dinner I was informed by other participants that what I shot wasn't the "real" Baker Lake, and they invited me to join them the next morning to go shoot it. I eagerly accepted the invitation and we tried that very thing early Saturday morning; the picture I sent a couple days ago was what we saw of the "real" Baker Lake. While we were trying our luck with the morning shoot a somewhat spontaneous discussion arose concerning the use of HDR photography that took the better part of 15 minutes. Part of that discussion had some intense moments and I'll pick up tomorrow with that topic along with a shot taken during the discussion. ISO 200; 1/13 sec @ f /18 (middle of 5 exposures).

26 Oct 11. Arriving rather late in the afternoon, early evening if you prefer, at the Baker Lake Lodge last Friday I decided to try my hand at getting a shot or two of Baker Lake as one of the participants said the light on the lake, just across the highway, was quite nice. I headed out taking some time to shoot along the way and in the process rousted up a couple of Ruffled Grouse, the first I'd seen in over 4 decades in this part of the country. Eventually I made it to the lake and was very disappointed to see this very tiny body of water situated below a small earthen dam. But I met a gentleman from one of the local communities with whom I had a nice conversation, and then, after he departed, tried my hand at capturing the lake with Mt Baker in the distance at its far end. The lighting was harsh, and it was disappearing fast, so I elected to use the HDR approach to getting the image(s). That evening at dinner I was informed by other participants that what I shot wasn't the "real" Baker Lake, and they invited me to join them the next morning to go shoot it. I eagerly accepted the invitation and we tried that very thing early Saturday morning; the picture I sent a couple days ago was what we saw of the "real" Baker Lake. While we were trying our luck with the morning shoot a somewhat spontaneous discussion arose concerning the use of HDR photography that took the better part of 15 minutes. Part of that discussion had some intense moments and I'll pick up tomorrow with that topic along with a shot taken during the discussion. ISO 200; 1/13 sec @ f /18 (middle of 5 exposures).

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