Bill Peake  

September Snow by Bill Peake

March 2023 - September Snow

March 2023 - Bill Peake


About the Image(s)

Here is an image from around Park City Utah, in late September of 2016. It had snowed in the higher elevations. This shot was taken with a Nikon D7200 with the stock lens set at 18mm exposure at f/9 and shutter speed of 1/2000. The ISO was set to 500. Post processing was done in Photoshop. A dehaze layer was added to bring out detail in the sky. A unsharp filter layer was used to bring out additional detail in the trees and foliage. A saturation layer was selectively used to increase the saturation slightly

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4 comments posted

Michael Jack   Michael Jack
I like your composition choices - capturing the reflections in the lake, the foreground shore to add sense of depth, and leaving enough sky to give a sense of conditions. To my eye, the trees look over sharpened and a bit crispy. I agree with the added saturation and processing of the sky but would not saturate the trunk quite as much; the warm color keeps drawing my eye there.   Posted: 03/10/2023 14:59:49

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
For me the browns in the foreground make the shot. They add just a touch of warmth to the stark moody feel of the rest of the scene. The sky is lovely and fits the mood. However, in my opinion, the snowy trees just look crunchy and over processed. As a result they stand out and dominate the scene ruining the peaceful scene of a winter day. Even their reflection is the water looks a bit unnatural, reflections should be softer.   Posted: 03/12/2023 10:06:30

Diane Ferdig   Diane Ferdig
I like your original shot with more of the brown foreground. I'd consider cropping it so this brown foreground is centered at the bottom of the frame as it makes a nice v pointing towards the scene. Agree the trees are over processed some. I like the reflections that I can see. I think if the water was still you'd have an awesome image with nice reflections. Nice job with your edits.   Posted: 03/12/2023 18:54:48

Barbara Gore   Barbara Gore
I love how snow transforms a landscape. The crop is good as it provides the right amount of information horizontally. Making the sky more dramatic adds to the scene. My only recommendation is to lessen the sharpness of the trees as it takes away from the softer moody feeling of the image. Nicely done!   Posted: 03/16/2023 08:34:08