WIRR 2020, March Week 3

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With “stay-at-home” in full force, this was a slow week photographically. One day we had a spring snowstorm, and I went out into the backyard that evening to shoot the snow covering our trees and shrubs. This became my favorite image of the week.

Evening after Spring Snowstorm

Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 R LM OIS at 34 mm, f/10 at 1/300, ISO 200.

Digital Darkroom. The original image was a little bland. I knew I wanted to bring out the cold blues, so I started with cooling the temperature of the light and switching to the Fujifilm Velvia film simulation. I then nudged up exposure and increased contrast. Since I was shooting into the setting sun, I lowered highlights (-50) and increased shadows (+70) to even out the lighting. I tried increasing clarity, but I liked the softer look I got from lowering it (-7) instead.

WIRR stands for Weekly Image Rich Ruh. This regular feature on Das Has von Ruh will show and describe my favorite photo created during this weekly period. My weeks start on Mondays, as does the WIRR. I’m hoping to include commentary on the story, the setting, the specs, or the sentiments, depending on the circumstances.

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