Bob Legg  

Beaver Brook, NH, in Winter by Bob Legg

March 2023 - Beaver Brook, NH, in Winter

About the Image(s)

Here is an old film, (late 80’s or early 90s) That I had digitized in the mid 2000’s. “Beaver Brook, NH, in Winter” lacked punch and did a little housekeeping in LrC to make a wider histogram and reduce noise. No metadata except by looking at the water, approx 1 sec exposure and probably 400 iso film.

6 comments posted

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Bob, I like the scene. Having the silky water flowing down toward me makes the image alive. The water's dark areas add strongly to the photograph. Since this is a 30- or 40-year-old image, I can understand the lack of dynamic range. Assuming that's a constraint, I agree with your choice of blowing out the white snow. (I also agree with your guess of exposure time and ISO.) Nice.   Posted: 03/02/2023 14:34:26

Mark Braun   Mark Braun
I like the composition and softness of the water. While it shows a bit overexposed, I do see enough detail in the snow along the edges that it comes across as intentional. In a sense very stylized.   Posted: 03/02/2023 15:25:04

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Thanks Pete and Mark for your comments. On my "Mac" I'm only showing blacks under the foremost rocks and only whites are only showing red back in the upper left region. It doesn't change much by dropping the whites and needed to bring down exposure to get rid of those marked red hi lights and that leaves a bluish gray for the whites in the foreground. (Still without much detail). Old Technology I assume.   Posted: 03/02/2023 19:39:55

Bunny Laden   Bunny Laden
Hi Bob, I like the contrast between the milky white water and the detail of the trees and snow. To my eye (and looking at a histogram in LR) some of the whites are pinned. While the image has an interesting blue cast, I personally would prefer grayscale. The image compelled me to experiment!!! I brought down the whites and the highlights in Lightroom. Then I used the Underexposed filter in Silver Efx. Finally I used the BuzSim filter in Topaz Studio at 88 to get this effect. What do you think?   Posted: 03/04/2023 21:53:37
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Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

Fresh air, snow cover, clean water flowing strong creating rapids which for me is a timeless image

Emil   Posted: 03/07/2023 13:57:51

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Thanks Emil   Posted: 03/07/2023 14:52:07


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