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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Dead Tree

I shot this a Ralph Stover park several weeks ago. The colors seem a bit drab, but any tweaking I did pulled focus from the tree.

Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
80mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/6 sec @ f4.0
ISO 100
The only tweak was white balance


Anonymous said...

1/6 of a second?! Looks sharp but check out that Auto-ISO setting in the menus. I hear Canon has a better one than Nikon. (Based on focal length, not just exposure alone)

The selective black and white settings in Lightroom might help put focus on the tree, at the expense(or not) of it being a B&W.


Woody said...


Thanks for visiting and commenting!

Yup, 1/6 second. What happened was I fixed the ISO at 100 for some reason. It could have been accidental, I've had that happen. Had it been set to Auto, the shutter would have have been much quicker.

Thanks for the suggestion for Lightroom. I'll give it a shot.


Marka said...

The great composition outweighs the somewhat drab colors. Did you try playing with saturation to get more pizazz?

Woody said...

Marka, I tried, but it gave presence to the background and you lost the tree. Thanks for the suggestion!!

DC said...


Some REALLY cool shots there. You have an eye for framing shots.


Woody said...

Thanks Dave!!