Bill Foy  

Schuylkill River Trail  by Bill Foy

June 2020 - Schuylkill River Trail

June 2020 - Bill Foy


About the Image(s)

This image was made along the Schuylkill (skoo-kill) River Trail in Conshohocken, PA. The trail is right out my back door, as is the river. I walk the trail often and I always have a camera with me. The trees were just beginning to bloom and I liked this scene. I used Lightroom for adding texture, a small amount of dehaze, increasing the whites and a slight vignette, as well as decreasing the highlights and shadows. I also added a small amount of saturation and vibrance, as well as flipping the image horizontally in Photoshop. Fujifilm X-T20, Fujinon 27mm prime lens, f/5, 1/340, ISO-640, handheld, no flash.

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9 comments posted

Karen Harris   Karen Harris
I can definitely see why you stopped for that shot. I have walked some of that trail near Philadelphia when my son was a graduate student at Wharton. It is beautiful in lots of places. Thanks for providing your original shot. Maybe we should all be doing that all of the time. It gives me good ideas about improving photos.   Posted: 06/11/2020 10:40:12
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thanks, Karen. I haven't been on the SRT in the city area (yet). The Penn & Drexel (my graduate alma mater) campuses have a ton of photo ops among them. My next trip there is going to be with my macro lens.   Posted: 06/14/2020 13:09:34

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Bill, I like that you reversed the image bringing the tree into a position of leading us into the image. Great colors. Well done   Posted: 06/12/2020 16:48:52
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thanks, Bev. I rarely flip an image, but I thought doing it here would be give the image a leading lines feature.   Posted: 06/14/2020 13:12:30

Judy Burr   Judy Burr
In Delaware, we called it the Sure-Kill for the highway:-). I also think it is better reversed. The colors are great. I wish that I could see all three umbrellas, but that may not have been possible.

I can see why you always take a camera with views like this. Well done.   Posted: 06/13/2020 10:23:51
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Judy, thanks, in the Philly area it's also called the Sure-kill and it's rarely an Expressway.   Posted: 06/14/2020 13:14:21

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Bill, I think the leading line of the wall taking you to the red umbrellas is what caused you to flip the image. Also picking Portrait orientation was a great choice as it allowed you to capture most of those very nice cherry blossoms. Well done.   Posted: 06/14/2020 16:02:03

Tam Phan   Tam Phan
A nice colorful picture.I like the tree with flowers,I feel I am in Autumn...   Posted: 06/18/2020 16:28:35
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thanks, Tam. You should feel like you're in Spring looking at this image, there are no flowers on that tree when now.   Posted: 06/19/2020 13:25:14