Laura Lee Bartholomew  

Saskatchewean Glacier by Laura Lee Bartholomew

August 2019 - Saskatchewean Glacier

August 2019 - Laura Lee Bartholomew


About the Image(s)

I just completed a 12-day group hiking trip in the Canadian Rockies. This picture was taken of the Saskatchewan Glacier while hiking on the Parker Ridge Trail along the Icefield Parkway. This image was taken hand-held using a Nikon Z7 mirror-less camera. ISO was 200. Shutter speed was 1/60 sec. at f/11. Focal length was 38mm. Lens used was a Nikkor 24-70 mm f/4.Post processing included cropping, tonal balance, and color adjustments in both Photoshop and Lightroom.

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8 comments posted

Jim Horn   Jim Horn
Laura, Your photo tells the important story of the valley eroded away by melt, yet containing the great mass of the glacier. I like the way each mound shows grass, pines, tundra and barren snow cap. I like the detail you pulled out in the clouds. Must have been a great trip. Dr. Jim   Posted: 08/04/2019 18:52:46

Donna Paul   Donna Paul
I like how your foreground is lighter after editing. It is a nice photo.   Posted: 08/14/2019 17:00:42

James Ricketts   James Ricketts
Laura, like the composition elements in focusing the eye. Colors are also pleasing, although everything is very green and grey. Personally, I'd try to crop this to 5X4 proportions to tighten the image to the key points, but that is a matter of personal taste. Overall, a lovely shot.   Posted: 08/25/2019 14:55:28
Laura Lee Bartholomew   Laura Lee Bartholomew
I'm not sure what you mean by cropping to 5x4 proportions to tighten image to key points. Could you possibly show me how you would crop it?   Posted: 08/25/2019 15:37:59

James Ricketts   James Ricketts
Laura: Here is your edited image adjusted for a tighter crop and 5X4 proportions. More pleasing to my eye, but the true test is what you like.   Posted: 08/25/2019 17:39:42
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Laura Lee Bartholomew   Laura Lee Bartholomew
Thank you so much for your input. Maybe I should crop a bit more (I never crop to predefinded sizes). I kind of feel like your crop is too severe and removes the context of the glacier. Maybe somewhere in between would be best. Does anyone else have an opinion?   Posted: 08/26/2019 19:50:07

Laura Lee Bartholomew   Laura Lee Bartholomew
James, I'm just wondering why you prefer the 5x4 ratio. That is not the native ratio of most cameras.   Posted: 08/26/2019 19:51:34
James Ricketts   James Ricketts
Laura: I shoot everything in a 2x3 standard camera format. However, when I frame most things I use a 16" X 20" black standard wood frame from Hobby Lobby (4X5 proportion). The frame comes with an 8" X 10" white top mat. Very reasonable pricing. By sticking to standard dimensions, I can easily move pictures around in a grouping, or swap pictures out when I have one I like better.

So, it really comes down to cost and ease of presentation. Hope this helps.   Posted: 08/26/2019 21:50:18