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Huguenot Flatwater by Bollin Millner

March 2023 - Huguenot Flatwater

About the Image(s)

This photo was taken on the James River in Richmond, Va at a place called Huguenot Flatwater. 22mm, f/10, 1/60. I had actually been out shooting at a quarry and just decided to drop down to the river when I was driving back because this fog had moved in. I am glad I stopped.

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8 comments posted

Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
(Groups 24 & 83 & 87)
Bollin, this is a terrific scene! Kudos for maintaining a dark and silhouette like appearance ... the mood was well captured! (What time of the day was this?)   Posted: 03/13/2023 05:55:43

Bollin Millner   Bollin Millner
Thank you very much! It was about 45 minutes before sunset.   Posted: 03/13/2023 11:39:33

Eric Schweitzer   Eric Schweitzer
A great image that makes me feel I am there. I was curious if the image had a complete tonal range, so I took it into Lightroom and adjusted the whites a bit to include the whole tonal range. Not much of a difference, probably wasted my time.   Posted: 03/17/2023 14:13:59
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Bollin Millner   Bollin Millner
Thank you for trying some things out. Which tools did you use?   Posted: 03/20/2023 13:03:19
Eric Schweitzer   Eric Schweitzer
In Lightroom I made the following adjustment in the Basic Panel:
In WB subpanel
Temp +3
Tint +2
In Tone subpanel
Highlights +30
Whites +35
In presence subpanel
Clarity +10
Hope this helps.
  Posted: 03/20/2023 15:05:31
Bollin Millner   Bollin Millner
Thank you. I have appreciated your other comments and the focus on tonal range. There was an Ansel Adams exhibition here (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Va) which talked a lot about his 11 zone system. Seeing that and what he was doing was informative. I started paying more attention to the histogram.   Posted: 03/20/2023 21:40:52

Brian Parkin   Brian Parkin
A nice image, with lots of detail. I had a go at converting it to mono, which I think brings out the cloud detail. I tweaked the whites a little (histogram!), and increased the structure a small amount (which has probably done nothing much than increase the noise!).   Posted: 03/28/2023 10:08:11
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Bollin Millner   Bollin Millner
I think that is a good decision to convert to mono. I like it better. Part of what I liked about the original image was it almost looked like a black and white, and I was like intrigued by that. But seeing your conversion, I like it better I think. What do you mean you increased the structure?   Posted: 03/28/2023 10:16:38