14 | October
"Alaskan Wetland"
General: 6:49 PM on 7/8/09 | Canon 5D Mark II
Technical: 1/15sec | f/11.0 | 33mm | ISO-100
Lens: EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Exposure Mode: P (Program)
Exposure Bias: -1
Flash: No

I came upon this scene on the drive to Valdez. I rounded a corner, and all of the sudden, there it was.

I used a circular polarizer in addition to a graduated ND filter to even out the lighting, but it still needed a some gradients during post-processing.

Update: Although the saturation adjustments I applied were subtle, I do agree with ApoChromatic, the original did appear just a bit too saturated. The current photo has zero saturation applied. Any apparent increase in saturation is from minor contrast adjustments.

categories: alaska landscape nature

Thoughts of: ApoChromatic
October 14th, 2009 at 3:47 AM

Not a lot to say about the composition, the choice of the foreground, ... it's excellent!

But I for me it's too saturated.

Thoughts of: Serina
October 14th, 2009 at 10:52 AM

Ryan, this is a beautiful picture. I am always encouraged by your work!

Thoughts of: Krista
October 15th, 2009 at 8:15 PM

This is breath taking... Truly amazing!

Thoughts of: Jasper
October 18th, 2009 at 1:54 PM

The composition is very strong indeed. The timing is perfect with the bright spot on the left, or is it dead grass?

Thoughts of: morgane
December 2nd, 2009 at 9:20 AM

Beautiful!

Thoughts of: Nate
February 20th, 2010 at 10:19 AM

I love this, the landscape is amazing. Ryan, get your photoblog updated. You are a worthy photographer. Don't shoot for the comments either, I really like your photos.. We're veteran photobloggers as well. If you are ever in my part of the country (Utah) I'll take you around to some interesting places to shoot! Nate

Thoughts of: Bob Towery
February 27th, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Man o Man is this beautiful. Way to go working out the exposure so well. What a scene. Glad you were there to capture it.

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