Trey Foerster  

Spring at Grenlie Lake by Trey Foerster

June 2020 - Spring at Grenlie Lake

June 2020 - Trey Foerster


About the Image(s)

There is a local state natural area that I discovered last fall and then returned to this May given the COVID-19 restrictions. I saw cars in the small parking lot but those occupants must have taken a different trail or were fishing on one of the lakes I didn’t visit. This image was taken at 10 a.m., ISO 100, f/7.1, 1/50 second, aperture priority, pattern metering, at 105mm. I processed as usual through LR, then put the image into TopazStudio, where I used 5 different painting presets (including oil and watercolor), put it back into LR where I used some gradient filters and put on a light vignette. The land/water line is at the middle, where it is supposed to be for reflection photos. Landscape photography this time of year is about the tones and shades of green, which there are so many!

This round’s discussion is now closed!
5 comments posted

I love the delicate spring colors and lovely painting effect you achieved. At first I thought the composition would be strongerwith a different placement of the shoreline, but I realized it works best as is.   Posted: 06/11/2020 10:32:47

Cindy Gosselin   Cindy Gosselin
I love the many green colors of spring. And you have captured them all wonderfully. My favorite part of this image are the tree trunks above the water line. My attention is drawn to them first, but then their delicate movement leads me to the rest of the image, with its multitude of green hues. Great job.   Posted: 06/13/2020 09:29:14

Nancy Speaker   Nancy Speaker
Hi Trey,
I enjoy the original image and the painting both. However, your painting brought in more saturation, contrast and impact and really improved the capture. The wispy green branches and their variety of tones work well together. This is one of those images where the horizon in the middle works.   Posted: 06/24/2020 11:24:47

Terry Clark   Terry Clark
Why can I never find such still water?
Nicely done, so calming.
I think you might have brought in a bit of those horizontal floaters in the original to give a little visual break to the foreground.   Posted: 06/24/2020 14:28:10

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
I can't always say this, but I much prefer your painting to the original for this. I think Terry had a good idea that the horizontal things in the original would add a little more interest to the lower half of the painting.
You got some better spring-type greens in your painting, unlike the golden tones of the original, reminiscent of autumn.
So peaceful.   Posted: 06/24/2020 16:09:16