Ice Patterns in Montreal (Canada) • PhotoTraces

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The yr that I took the featured photograph we had a really chilly and early winter right here in japanese Canada. Every part was frozen strong by the tip of November.

It was not till I used to be able to publish the photograph to my weblog that I had an opportunity to verify the date of when the photograph was taken. To my shock, I took the photograph simply earlier than Christmas. As you may see, after nearly a month of below-freezing temperatures, we had completely no snow.

When taking the photograph, I targeting the ice patterns on the river. It doesn’t occur usually when the rivers and lakes aren’t coated with snow in Montreal in winter. I solely later acknowledged the attention-grabbing distinction between the colour of the ice (gray and blue) and the colour of the grass (inexperienced and yellow). I made certain to emphasise the contrasting colours in the course of the enhancing course of.

The next evening, we obtained the primary snowstorm of the season and all of the patterns and coloration distinction had been gone.

Ice Patterns in Montreal (Canada) 1

Taking pictures

It was too chilly and I used to be too lazy to convey the tripod with me. I set the digital camera to Auto ISO and shot handheld. Through the use of a wide-angle lens (10-24) with efficient picture stabilization, I safely shot at a sluggish shutter pace of 1/25

Modifying & Processing

It was a single RAW processing workflow.

Lightroom (80%)

My first precedence was to verify the horizon was straight. I exploit the method I described in-depth in this tutorial.

Subsequent, with a view to enhance composition, I used the Crop Overlay device to vary the side ratio from the unique 3 x 2 to 4x 3. I additionally cropped the picture to make the composition tighter.

The Lightroom Preset Modifying Components: Level Lobos (10, 17, 25, 32)

Photoshop (20%)

In Photoshop, I cleaned up the picture with the assistance of the Stamp Device. I additionally barely boosted the distinction and vibration selectively and decreased noise.

Complete time: 12min

Modifying Transformation

Lightroom earlier than and after enhancing transformation, from unedited RAW seize to the ultimate JPEG model.


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