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It’s uncommon when the primary snow of winter stays round for a very long time. Usually, it melts straight away or by the next morning.

However, this 12 months was completely different. We received 25cm of snow and the temperature shortly dropped beneath -10C. It appears like the primary snow of winter is right here to remain.

It was excellent timing for me to check my new journey pictures setup. I’ve a brand new Fujifilm XT-2, which is climate sealed with a twin reminiscence card slot and a weather-sealed 18-135mm Fujinon lens.

For a very long time, I wished a extra sturdy digicam and lens combo for my travels so, I’m excited to see if this mixture will dwell as much as my expectations.

First Snow (Montreal) 1
Montreal. Canada
Loc: 45.42919, -73.68833


The Fujinon 18-135 mm just isn’t a really extensive lens, which makes it difficult to compose extensive open landscapes. I discover myself capturing lots of panoramas of 4, six and even eight photographs and later combining them right into a single composition in Lightroom.

However, for this shot, it was not difficult in any respect and the 18mm was extensive sufficient to incorporate all the weather of the scene right into a single seize.

I used publicity compensation to boos the publicity by 1.5 stops to compensate for very shiny snow.

Enhancing & Processing

It was a single RAW processing workflow.

Lightroom (85%)

First, I used the Crop Overlay software to enhance the composition, making it a bit tighter.

Subsequent, I used the Autumn preset from my Winter Colours Assortment as the bottom for Lightroom Fast Enhancing. Then I used TOOLKIT to open up the shadows within the foreground and increase the Distinction.

The Lightroom Preset Enhancing Formulation: Crisp Morning (9, 17, 22, 31)

Photoshop (15%)

First, I used the Spot Therapeutic Brush to wash up the graffiti on the asphalt after which I increase the main points and diminished noise.

PluginsDeNoise (noise discount), Topaz Element (native distinction increase).

Whole Time: 12min

Earlier than & After Transformation




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