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Ice Patterns in Montreal (Canada) • PhotoTraces


The 12 months that I took the featured picture we had a really chilly and early winter right here in jap Canada. All the things was frozen stable by the top 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 may see, after nearly a month of below-freezing temperatures, we had completely no snow.

When taking the picture, I targeting the ice patterns on the river. It doesn’t occur usually when the rivers and lakes usually are not lined with snow in Montreal in winter. I solely later acknowledged the fascinating 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 through the enhancing course of.

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

Ice Patterns in Montreal (Canada) 1

Taking pictures

It was too chilly and I used to be too lazy to deliver 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 ensure 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 instrument to alter 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 Method: Level Lobos (10, 17, 25, 32)

Photoshop (20%)

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