Trey Foerster  

Snowy Access by Trey Foerster

January 2020 - Snowy Access

January 2020 - Trey Foerster


About the Image(s)

I traveled the backroads after a wet snow coupled with icy aftermath to get my first winter images of the season. Under snow-strained branches of oak and pine trees creating a beautiful arch, an S-curved roadway is plowed to gain access to the back of a rural Central Wisconsin property. Shot at ISO 100, f/16, 1/80 second, aperture priority, 95mm focal length, flash mode WB with no flash, pattern metering. Processed thru PS and Lightroom, then added painting presets in Topaz Studio.

7 comments posted

Sanford Morse   Sanford Morse
Great composition, nice processing although I can't see the painterly effects from this small an image. Why flash mode WB? Photo reminds me of why we moved to the south. Fresh snow: beautiful scene, now go away and come back next winter for me.   Posted: 01/02/2020 16:10:14
Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
Sanford, flash mode for WB is cheating the sensor, which has problems with snow and exposure. You don't use a flash, just set WB to flash mode and the snow is whiter as a result.   Posted: 01/02/2020 18:53:56

Sanford Morse   Sanford Morse
Interesting. Fortunately not my concern anymore.   Posted: 01/03/2020 11:36:42

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Well done Trey. To me, your original is what I would expect a snowy winter scene to look like, cold and lacking of color. Your processing has brought some life into the tree's foliage and sky, while also cleaning up the snow. A great final image.   Posted: 01/11/2020 19:59:11

Cyndy Doty   Cyndy Doty
Trey - Your final image, in my opinion is very well done. The original was very dark, and dull colors. You have brought a lot of color and light back to the image, and the snow certainly is white. The composition is good with the tree branches bending over the "S" road.   Posted: 01/13/2020 08:58:35

Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Great final image. Your post-processing was excellent, bringing all the colors out. I also really like your snow, something I have to work on.   Posted: 01/13/2020 12:48:05

Jorn Holm-Pedersen   Jorn Holm-Pedersen
I like this image Trey and I can not add further comments to what is already said. But let me say I envy you the changing weather conditions. Here it's grey and rainy most of the time.   Posted: 01/14/2020 04:21:47


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