Sunday, December 21, 2014
It's that time of year again. I'm listening to Christmas music while editing a group of photos I made yesterday on my first snowshoe outing of the season. I went down to the Adirondacks (it's south from where I live) to use the trails at the Paul Smiths VIC where I will be showing work in late January and early February. I was going to show old work but I may show some of what I shot yesterday.
On the way down there was snow stuck to all the trees from shortly past St Regis Falls to around McCollums. Unfortunately it had fallen off most of the trees at the lower elevation of the VIC and the light was harsh but I got several photos that I was able to digitally embellish to recreate the 'feel'.
I went first on the Boreal Life Trail which is my favorite in the spring and summer. The photo above is of the boardwalk/bog bridge where it leaves to woods to enter the bog. I turned and looked back toward the woods to catch the sun gleaming through the trees.
This one is a bridge across Barnum Brook on the Barnum Brook Trail. There are several of these bridges over the brook as the trail follows and crosses the brook twice and a third on the Heron Marsh Trail. Again the sun peeking through the trees appealed to me along withe patterns of the branches and the bend in the bridge.
This last photo was made on the Boreal Life Trail. It is a "Charlie Brown" sort of tree that stuck up through the snow about 16-18 inches. I didn't apply any digital effects to it, just a 'straight' shot of a young tree struggling for survival. I wished it well just as I wish all my followers well. May you have a great holiday and may next year be your best ever.
All photos made with a Canon 7D. The RAW files were processed in Lightroom 5 and Photoshop.
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