Daily Image - Apr 2011 Archive - sonofjohan
20 Apr 11. Arriving about 90 minutes early for the Fisherman's Terminal lab we held back in March meant three things: 1) a totally empty parking lot such that access in the middle of the lot for taking photos of signage was both safe and simple, 2) the fishing vessels would have their lights on for some interesting shots, and 3) the wind would not be up so the water's surface would be flat for some nice reflections. I've shared some of the results of 2 and 3, but for today an example of 1. Chinooks Restaurant has a very nice neon sign of a Chinook Salmon for its logo; there have been lots of shots taken of it, but this one is a bit different. The original was a 5 image HDR series which after creating I cropped tightly in addition to a couple small housekeeping chores to make it all very tidy, then brought it to the attention of one of my favorite filters for creating something a little different. I enhanced the colors just a bit (not a whole lot more than does nature each year), and then modified it slightly to give the fish something of a look of jumping the rapids on its way to spawn. ISO 200; 1/3 sec(middle exposure of 5) @ f / 9 on a tripod.

20 Apr 11. Arriving about 90 minutes early for the Fisherman's Terminal lab we held back in March meant three things: 1) a totally empty parking lot such that access in the middle of the lot for taking photos of signage was both safe and simple, 2) the fishing vessels would have their lights on for some interesting shots, and 3) the wind would not be up so the water's surface would be flat for some nice reflections. I've shared some of the results of 2 and 3, but for today an example of 1. Chinooks Restaurant has a very nice neon sign of a Chinook Salmon for its logo; there have been lots of shots taken of it, but this one is a bit different. The original was a 5 image HDR series which after creating I cropped tightly in addition to a couple small housekeeping chores to make it all very tidy, then brought it to the attention of one of my favorite filters for creating something a little different. I enhanced the colors just a bit (not a whole lot more than does nature each year), and then modified it slightly to give the fish something of a look of jumping the rapids on its way to spawn. ISO 200; 1/3 sec(middle exposure of 5) @ f / 9 on a tripod.

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