Winter

And Baby Makes Three

Since we are having our first snowfall of the season in my area, I thought I would post this image from last Winter at a nearby golf course.  I had just shot this image of a snowy pond and was walking back toward my vehicle when I came upon what appears to be a family gathering. :-) I stopped a good distance away so I would not disturb their outing and zoomed in to capture the moment.

And Baby Makes Three
And Baby Makes Three

This is a single image that was tonemapped in Nik's HDR Efex Pro 2. Afterward, the image was softened in PS.

We photographers can sometimes not leave well enough alone and this was one of the moments. I ran the image through Topaz Adjust and applied the "Dramatic" filter (found in the "Vibrant" collection). While this effect added more detail, it initially left me undecided about which version I liked best. In the end, the original soft look was my choice as it seemed to fit the mood, but I would like to hear your take on it.

Here is the more detailed version below.

And Baby Makes Three - Detailed
And Baby Makes Three - Detailed

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Cold Storage

TGIF once again! The past couple of weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind, but I have a little down time scheduled for this weekend. I can use it. ;-)

To close out the week I thought I would also close out the Winter (hopefully) with this shot of a storage barn. This was taken during the last significant snowfall we had some weeks back. I also captured this pondduring that same outing. So, no more snow shots from this location for awhile. I'm putting them in cold storage... I'm ready for Spring.

Cold Storage
Cold Storage

Here's to a safe & great weekend!

I hope you have an opportunity to make some magic with your cameras and create a few memories. Thanks so much for your support here, it's always appreciated very much. ;-)

Swing by my PINTEREST page where I've been collecting a few goodies. It's a work in progress but you just may see some photography of interest.

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Snowy Pond

During a recent snowfall I ventured out just as it was tapering off to a few flurries. Everything was so beautiful and I decided to head for a nearby wooded area. The skies were gray and there was some ground-level fog about but visibility was fairly decent, which lead me to the shot below. I had hoped for a few Canadian geese, often hanging out here, but was happy for the serenity of what laid before me. The Weeping Willow with it's golden tones was a bonus. :-)

Enjoy!

Snowy Pond
Snowy Pond

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