Daily Image - Apr 2012 Archive - sonofjohan
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16 Apr 12	.  At what might be best described as the NE corner of Hansville Road and Eglon Road, where you make a right hand turn to travel along the road to our new house, sits a nice piece of property with a charming little pond that abuts the two roads. As a youngster I recognized this pond primarily as being the southern end of the property where my paternal Grandparents were laid to rest. While it is still true that the pond sits at the southern end of a small cemetery, what is of greater interest to me now is how that pond looks throughout the year. Right now it is rather devoid of life, and while that will soon change, the sparsity of growth both in and along the edge of the pond makes for some very nice reflections when the water is quiet. But even when the water isn't mirror-like, it still provides some nice material to shoot. Last Friday evening was one such moment, and as I was passing by from two sides decided I should attempt to capture some of those reflections. After working with the shot to give me the best color I could achieve, I thought it would look rather nice as a B&W, so I sent it into nik Silver eFex selecting the high structure option, made my own adjustments to that, and added a blue filter. The result is what I'm sharing for today. ISO 320; 1/200 sec @ f / 8.

16 Apr 12 . At what might be best described as the NE corner of Hansville Road and Eglon Road, where you make a right hand turn to travel along the road to our new house, sits a nice piece of property with a charming little pond that abuts the two roads. As a youngster I recognized this pond primarily as being the southern end of the property where my paternal Grandparents were laid to rest. While it is still true that the pond sits at the southern end of a small cemetery, what is of greater interest to me now is how that pond looks throughout the year. Right now it is rather devoid of life, and while that will soon change, the sparsity of growth both in and along the edge of the pond makes for some very nice reflections when the water is quiet. But even when the water isn't mirror-like, it still provides some nice material to shoot. Last Friday evening was one such moment, and as I was passing by from two sides decided I should attempt to capture some of those reflections. After working with the shot to give me the best color I could achieve, I thought it would look rather nice as a B&W, so I sent it into nik Silver eFex selecting the high structure option, made my own adjustments to that, and added a blue filter. The result is what I'm sharing for today. ISO 320; 1/200 sec @ f / 8.

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