>Day 048 – 02172011

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In contrast with the black and white image I uploaded for yesterday’s post, here is a very colorful one of clouds vividly colored by the setting sun and then being reflected off of the waters of Lake Ralphine. The dark shadows you see are the reflections of the tall pine trees by the lakeside.

Technical data: f/5.6 at 1/60th sec, ISO 400.

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Day 024 – 01242011

Today we enjoyed another beautiful early frosty morning at the Santa Rosa Creek reservoir in the Spring Lake Park. As we arrived there before the sunrise, we spied the swirls of mist rising from the water to create the scene shown above.

I am aware that one of the primordial rules of photography is to never place the horizon line right in the middle of a photo because it splits the image into two halves. Well, in this particular case I wanted to break that rule to show the reflection of the trees in the water.

Color saturation, cropping and sharpening all happened inside Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Technical data: aperture f/4.0, exposure 1/125th sec, ISO 100.

Day 021 – 01212011

The sun has returned to our side of the world and the days are gorgeous and warm during the day. At night, well, let’s say winter is still here…

I took this photo during our hike into Annadel State Park near Santa Rosa, California. On our way to visit Lake Ilsanjo I spotted this view of a semi-dry creek beautifully reflecting the early morning sun. Some of the rocks in the creek look like they’re floating in space.

Corrections to the White Balance and Color Saturation were performed in Adobe Camera Raw. Detail Sharpening was done in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Technical data: aperture f/4.0, exposure 1/80th sec, ISO 500.