Thursday, April 18, 2019
Returning to the Scene
After visiting the flooded tree and posting that ↑↑↑ photo plus a few others, I knew that I wanted to return when conditions were better.
I had photographed this flooded tree at sunset area two years before and captured this ↓↓↓ which I like, but I wanted to try again.
Sue and I went for a stroll in the park in late afternoon, but I had left my memory card in the computer. So, I returned again in the evening, which I had planned to do anyway.
It was very flooded last night. Someone said that the water rose quite a bit between yesterday morning and afternoon. Concentrating as much as possible on capturing reflections, I got the two photos below. They are taken with the sun a little lower than above which did eliminate some of the funky flares, although I still like the above photo.
Processing was mild (above), mainly photoshopping some of the debris in the pond for a cleaner image. For whatever reason, I decided to used a panoramic crop of modern tv dimensions. Any other processing touches were quite mild.
Below, is slightly different view in which I warmed up the colour balance a little compared to the above photo, but it is still only lightly processed.
It was good to get out after a few days of not feeling too great. I mostly just stood around waiting for the sun to get lower, and that was quite pleasant, almost a meditative thing although that is exaggerating my state of mind a bit. We are into a few more days of rain, so hopefully, I will get another opportunity when the skies clear again.