Landscape Photography – Quiet Pond

Here’s another shot I took last weekend just north of Brenham, Texas. This is a beautiful little spot I discovered quite by accident one afternoon. If we ever get some rain I plan to return and photograph what should be a wonderful set of small rapids created by these rock formations. For now I just have to settle with this very still and quiet pond.

Quiet Pond

Quiet Pond
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 50D set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 16mm, f/13 for 1/20th of a second at ISO 100 on Lexar Professional digital film. Post capture processing was done in Lightroom 2 and Adobe Photoshop CS4 using Nik Software’s Dfine, Sharpener Pro and Color Efex Pro filters. Click on the image above for a larger version.

6 thoughts on “Landscape Photography – Quiet Pond

  1. Very nicely done. I like the way you were able to capture a big reflection in what looks to be a small pond. Good job.

  2. Just curious, how did you lighten the reflection in the foreground? Gradient tool? Adjustment brush? Fill light slider?

    • Steve,

      That was done using Viveza for Lightroom. Viveza uses Nik’s control-point technology which allows you to very selectively change brightness, contrast, warmth, etc. Josh Bradley, a friend of mine that wrote a great book about Nik’s plug-ins, turned me on to this technique. It beats the adjustment brush by a mile in my book.


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