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Ice Patterns in Montreal (Canada) • PhotoTraces

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

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

When taking the picture, I focused on the ice patterns on the river. It doesn’t occur usually when the rivers and lakes will not be 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 positive to emphasise the contrasting colours through the enhancing course of.

The next evening, we received the primary snowstorm of the season and all of the patterns and shade distinction have been gone.

Ice Patterns in Montreal (Canada) 1

Taking pictures

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

Enhancing & Processing

It was a single RAW processing workflow.

Lightroom (80%)

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

Subsequent, so as to enhance composition, I used the Crop Overlay software to vary the facet ratio from the unique 3 x 2 to 4x 3. I additionally cropped the picture to make the composition tighter.

The Lightroom Preset Enhancing 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 lowered noise.

Complete time: 12min

Enhancing Transformation

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



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