October 17, 2012

Aspen Reflections

Aspen Reflections

Water reflections have recently become a favorite subject of mine. I've found that the best time to photograph them is often the middle of the day when light is strongest on the reflecting objects — not ideal for most other types of landscape photography. The water should be in shade to help "cool down" the reflected hot tonalities. With the right balance of conditions, the light and color are simply gorgeous.

The image is post processed with black and white point adjustments to increase overall contrast plus some light vibrance. No saturation increase at all. Subtle dodging and burning balance the overall tonalities for a rich even feel throughout the final print.

Inspirations

Sometimes you can tell a large story with a tiny subject.

Eliot Porter

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