Daily Image - Oct 2011 Archive - sonofjohan
21 Oct 11.  The image for today is not what I saw, but rather, what I would have liked to have seen last week while on the Mt Baker retreat with the Mountaineers. What was there was a bit on the cold side, both weather and color wise, so while I had a chemical pac to keep my hands warm, I had to use a filter, after the fact, to get the color warm. Now in the days of film one would have placed a filter, either glass screw in or plastic mounted in a one size fits all bracket, in front of the lens. In today's digital world the easier way is to use a piece of software to accomplish the same although one can still use the old tried and true hardware approach if desired. Mt Baker sits immediately to the right of this image and the rocky area you see on the right hand side of the image is the lower slope of that mountain. The "clouds" are a fog bank sitting directly above Baker Lake which we had to drive through (the clouds) to get to the site where this shot was taken. All the area you see with white above it is a part of Baker Lake which was formed by a couple of dams, one very large cement version, and another small earthen version. I saw very little of the lake as it was mostly covered in fog while I was attempting to get a shot of it. However, I think the fog actually has added to the overall scene as I saw a couple of images of the lake without the fog and to be rather blunt they were somewhat boring. So I think I captured the better part of the deal. That said, I found the location to be significantly lacking in what I like to shoot, so just prior to lunch a couple of us headed out to Picture Lake for the rest of the day. ISO 200; 1/160 sec @ f /14.

21 Oct 11. The image for today is not what I saw, but rather, what I would have liked to have seen last week while on the Mt Baker retreat with the Mountaineers. What was there was a bit on the cold side, both weather and color wise, so while I had a chemical pac to keep my hands warm, I had to use a filter, after the fact, to get the color warm. Now in the days of film one would have placed a filter, either glass screw in or plastic mounted in a one size fits all bracket, in front of the lens. In today's digital world the easier way is to use a piece of software to accomplish the same although one can still use the old tried and true hardware approach if desired. Mt Baker sits immediately to the right of this image and the rocky area you see on the right hand side of the image is the lower slope of that mountain. The "clouds" are a fog bank sitting directly above Baker Lake which we had to drive through (the clouds) to get to the site where this shot was taken. All the area you see with white above it is a part of Baker Lake which was formed by a couple of dams, one very large cement version, and another small earthen version. I saw very little of the lake as it was mostly covered in fog while I was attempting to get a shot of it. However, I think the fog actually has added to the overall scene as I saw a couple of images of the lake without the fog and to be rather blunt they were somewhat boring. So I think I captured the better part of the deal. That said, I found the location to be significantly lacking in what I like to shoot, so just prior to lunch a couple of us headed out to Picture Lake for the rest of the day. ISO 200; 1/160 sec @ f /14.

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