Go to a  "printer friendly" view of this message which allow an easy print Printer-friendly copy Go to the page which allows you to send this topic link and a message to a friend Email this topic to a friend
Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR VISION - BY SPECIALTY Landscape (Public) topic #72325
View in linear mode

Subject: "Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!" Previous topic | Next topic
newbird Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Apr 2006Sat 23-Feb-13 02:40 AM
2000 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
"Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!"


Neuville, near Quebec City, CA
          

We have had 2 days ago a very nice snow storm but with only limited winds and very small snowflakes, so it was a good time to go make some photos after work. Here is my favorite in the group. It was taken just a few minutes before sunset.

NIKON D800
Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VRIIn at 100mm
Exposure:1/125 at f/8
Flash:Not fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias:0 EV
Exposure mode:Auto
Exposure prog.:Aperture priority
ISO speed:ISO 800
Metering mode:Center-weighted average




Yvan
Quebec Nikonian
http://yvanbedardphotonature.com

Attachment #1, (jpg file)

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Replies to this topic
Subject Author Message Date ID
Reply message RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!
mkbee1
23rd Feb 2013
1
Reply message RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!
newbird Silver Member
23rd Feb 2013
2
Reply message RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!
Asgard Administrator
23rd Feb 2013
3
Reply message RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!
Ineluki Gold Member
23rd Feb 2013
4
Reply message RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!
mnbuilder49 Moderator
24th Feb 2013
5
Reply message RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!
psf914
24th Feb 2013
6
Reply message RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!
JECoutre Silver Member
24th Feb 2013
7
Reply message RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!
newbird Silver Member
26th Feb 2013
11
Reply message RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!
rb4good Silver Member
24th Feb 2013
8
Reply message RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!
newbird Silver Member
26th Feb 2013
12
Reply message RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!
Rassie Silver Member
24th Feb 2013
9
Reply message RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!
cogrady Silver Member
25th Feb 2013
10
Reply message RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!
newbird Silver Member
27th Feb 2013
13
     Reply message RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!
danshep Silver Member
27th Feb 2013
14
          Reply message RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!
newbird Silver Member
28th Feb 2013
15

mkbee1 Registered since 26th Nov 2012Sat 23-Feb-13 02:50 AM
541 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#1. "RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!"
In response to Reply # 0
Sat 23-Feb-13 02:50 AM by mkbee1

US
          

Quiet and peaceful! Great photo!

It is a Fine and Pleasant Madness

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
newbird Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Apr 2006Sat 23-Feb-13 02:06 PM
2000 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#2. "RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!"
In response to Reply # 1


Neuville, near Quebec City, CA
          

Thank you!

One thing I find difficult in such weather is to find the proper white balance. It is cloudy but cloudy WB is too warm. Shade as well. Daylight is too cold (very blue).

In the field, it is more a mix of greys. However, I didn't want to make it in B&W as I find that the remaining red painting on the door of the old barn adds a special touch to the photo.

In NX2, I obtained the desired WB (the one that corresponded to my memory of the scene) by rather using this:
- Shade WB modified at 8220 degrees (this was the best adjustment I found, but it wasn't it yet... something was missing)
- White Control Point at 80%
- Black Control point at 25%
- B&W conversion at 25% except on the barn where none is applied
- a touch of White Neutralizer

I also settle Picture Control at Landscape.

It was not an easy one to figure out. Although I'm a new LR4 user, I had to solve this one with NX2 that I've been using for many years.

Any suggestion about using the best WB in these cases? What was missing, was it only WB or something else ?

Yvan
Quebec Nikonian
http://yvanbedardphotonature.com

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004Sat 23-Feb-13 02:19 PM
48478 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#3. "RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!"
In response to Reply # 0


East Frisia, DE
          

Very nice Image

Gerold - Nikonian in East Frisia
Eala Freya Fresena

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Ineluki Gold Member Nikonian since 03rd Aug 2011Sat 23-Feb-13 04:28 PM
2427 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#4. "RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!"
In response to Reply # 3


Nürnberg, DE
          

So right and a pretty good photo.

Regards
Egbert

www.allmondo.com

http://images.nikonians.org/galleries/showgallery.php/ppuser/401509/cat/500/

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

mnbuilder49 Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in various areas, especially in Interiors Architecture, Landscape and HDR Photography Nikonian since 18th Apr 2006Sun 24-Feb-13 12:15 PM
3039 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#5. "RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!"
In response to Reply # 0


Lakeville, US
          

Nice to look at. Not so nice if you have to work in it.

Larry
http://www.larryandersonphotography.com
http://www.andersonmasterbuilders.com

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Sun 24-Feb-13 12:38 PM
3063 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#6. "RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!"
In response to Reply # 0


Traverse City, US
          

Beautiful shot Yvan

At first I thought this might be northern Michigan. There are lots of beautiful old barns like this in Leelanau County and along the Lake Michigan shoreline. That bit of brown in the center of the barn really adds a nice little touch of color.

Hope you don't mind me posting this photo I took a couple winters ago in Leelanau County...wanted to share an example with you of what you can see up in that part of the country.

cheers
Peter


Attachment #1, (jpg file)

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
JECoutre Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Jan 2008Sun 24-Feb-13 05:50 PM
311 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#7. "RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!"
In response to Reply # 6


Concord, US
          

Very Nice

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
newbird Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Apr 2006Tue 26-Feb-13 11:40 PM
2000 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#11. "RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!"
In response to Reply # 6


Neuville, near Quebec City, CA
          

Thank you Peter, and you're right: if you would have take a photograph of this barn from a position in front of it, this would have looked like my photo!

I love these old barn wood and doors.

Yvan
Quebec Nikonian
http://yvanbedardphotonature.com

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Sun 24-Feb-13 07:58 PM
4023 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#8. "RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!"
In response to Reply # 0


Rocky Hill, US
          

Great winter image,Yvan.

Rick

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
newbird Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Apr 2006Tue 26-Feb-13 11:47 PM
2000 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#12. "RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!"
In response to Reply # 8


Neuville, near Quebec City, CA
          

Thanks Rick, Larry and JE !

Yvan
Quebec Nikonian
http://yvanbedardphotonature.com

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Rassie Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006Sun 24-Feb-13 10:55 PM
2797 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#9. "RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!"
In response to Reply # 0


Milton, CA
          

Nice picture, Yvan. It has a quiet, dreamy feel to it.

I can't decide whether I would like it more if it is cropped just a little tighter - keeping the same aspect ratio, but losing a little off the sides and top.

Regards

My Nikonians gallery

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

cogrady Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jan 2009Mon 25-Feb-13 12:38 PM
527 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#10. "RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!"
In response to Reply # 0


Salt Lake City, US
          

Beautiful Yvan. Nicely processed. Like Rassie I wondered about a different cropping, as the tree and barn together look too centered to me. Either way, this is so nicely done. At first I thought it was a B&W but then I looked closely and could see the hints of faded red on the barn doors. Nice job.

Cheers!
Claudia

Visit my Nikonians gallery.


www.one-eye-closed.com
www.lastlightphotographicstudios.com

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
newbird Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Apr 2006Wed 27-Feb-13 12:00 AM
2000 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#13. "RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!"
In response to Reply # 10


Neuville, near Quebec City, CA
          

Hi Rassie and Claudia,

You may be right since I hesitated to crop it this way. Here is the uncropped original photo, and two essays cropped differently that the first one.









Which one ?

Thanks a lot for your advice?

Yvan
Quebec Nikonian
http://yvanbedardphotonature.com

Attachment #1, (jpg file)
Attachment #2, (jpg file)
Attachment #3, (jpg file)

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
danshep Silver Member Charter MemberWed 27-Feb-13 04:33 AM
1232 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#14. "RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!"
In response to Reply # 13


Olympia, US
          


To each his own, but in my opinion, I like the way you did it in the first place!

Reasons: Of course the barn is really nice and the tree to the left. But I get a feel from the tree on the right and those little fence posts, or whatever they are on the right.

Also, you left some extra space at the left, which I felt helped to give a feeling of desolateness, distance, cold.

So I think you could do several things, which may all work well.

One thing I do on the computer, is to move the cropping window around, looking at the scene, for proportions, horizon lines, etc. If you like it, it may well be that others will like it, too!




"Today is the tomorrow that yesterday you spent money like there was no"

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
newbird Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Apr 2006Thu 28-Feb-13 04:00 AM
2000 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#15. "RE: Snow storms can bring peaceful scenes!"
In response to Reply # 14


Neuville, near Quebec City, CA
          

Thanks Dan, I also still prefer the first one but it is enriching to have others' point of view !

Yvan
Quebec Nikonian
http://yvanbedardphotonature.com

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR VISION - BY SPECIALTY Landscape (Public) topic #72325 Previous topic | Next topic


Take the Nikonians Tour and learn more about being a Nikonian Wiki /FAQ /Help Listen to our MP3 photography radio channels Find anything on Nikon and imaging technology - fast!

Copyright © Nikonians 2000, 2014
All Rights Reserved

Nikonians®, NikoScope® and NikoniansAcademy™ are trademarks owned by Nikonians.org.
Nikon®, Nikonos® and Nikkor® are registered trademarks of Nikon Corporation.