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For I Imagined an Image Amongst the Trees...and Then Open My Eyes to Behold It! (Cuyahoga Valley National Park)

For I Imagined an Image Amongst the Trees...and Then Open My Eyes to Behold It! (Cuyahoga Valley National Park)

This was located on a more southern section of the Tree Farm Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. There's a lot of thoughts I had with this image. One was Alberta and this pole lined stretch of highway one might come across in Banff National Park. The trees just stretch on to a far off horizon with a path/road ahead to "lead" the way. Another was just how amazing this sight was with trees all around...and a reason for my caption.

For the image, I found composing a matter of finding that angle with my Nikon SLR camera to look ahead but also use include some foreground to sweep ahead with the eyes (angling upward wasn't really an option with the overcast skies). Metering though was much more of a challenge given what I imagined was a large dynamic range. I could expose for those little areas of highlights and then really have to work pulling the more shadowed area out (and dealing with a color cast) or the visa versa. I decided on a mean exposure location off in the distance and then adjusted my shutter speed to match that.

For post production, I decided to use Aurora HDR Pro and bring out a TIFF image with a large dynamic range that I could then work with in Capture NX2 with color control points to bring out the contrast, saturation and brightness I wanted. I then added a Foliage and Sunshine CEP filter to give that little bit extra for the final image.

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Photo prise @ Peninsula le 10 septembre 2018 (© thor_mark  / Flickr)

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