WIRR 2021, August Week 4

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This weekend we joined two other families camping on the shores of the Poudre river. It was a fun weekend with hiking, stargazing, and general relaxation. On Sunday morning I went out and played around with my tripod and a fistful of neutral density filters. I had fun exploring long exposures, and this photo from the set became my favorite image of the week.

Cache la Poudre River

Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 R LM OIS at 18mm, f/14 at 26 seconds, ISO 100

Digital Darkroom. I started the processing by using the Fujifilm Velvia profile. I increased contrast, added some clarity, and increased shadows. The white caps required some care- I ended up lowering highlights by -24 and increasing whites by +29. While I needed to remove any overexposure, I also needed those to be super-white. I finished by brushing along the top of some of the boulders, lowering highlights and whites to remove glare.

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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