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Atop Chew's Ridge

Posted by
Monterey John (Hollister, CA, United States) on 26 January 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Oh what fun!

This is a scene at the top of Chew's Ridge at about 5,000 feet with three feet of snow from our recent storms.

I have not shot snow in a long while, we don't get much of that stuff here. All my pictures came out hideously under-exposed. You would not believe what I had to go through to recover them. Thank God for RAW format, Lightroom, Photoshop and the dfine noise reduction plug-in.

Hopefully I've learned a thing or two so I don't have to go to quite this much effort in the future. My brother suggested bracketing and my son suggested +1 f stop when shooting snow. Do believe I will take their advice.

Canon EOS 40D 1/800 second F/18.0 ISO 400 50 mm

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sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

I like how you followed the fence line as your focal point.

26 Jan 2010 5:12am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

i think you're supposed to close the f-stop a couple of clicks when you take daylight snow pics. but no matter, whatever you did in raw, it came out beautifully.
but but but... don't try to go sledding there. that fence would be nasty to run into.

26 Jan 2010 7:09am

@Seraphine: Thanks, but the +1 is right. If you saw the dark images I was getting you's see why. All that white stuff confuses the hell out of the meter. :)

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

I love the perspective effect here.

26 Jan 2010 9:39am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

beautiful - the thumbnail image pulled me right in

26 Jan 2010 11:29am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Looks like a snow day at your place and mine. Nice line up of fence posts going deep into the image (and taking us in with them).

26 Jan 2010 1:34pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Wonderful composition. Great fence.

26 Jan 2010 3:56pm

alex centrella from California, United States

well caught !

26 Jan 2010 4:50pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Well captured ... and pretty to look at!

26 Jan 2010 9:41pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Cool shot !!!

26 Jan 2010 11:32pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

beautiful winter scene! i love how you have lined up the fence posts in the shot, well done :)

27 Jan 2010 12:31am

Paul from summerside, Canada

Very nice shot

27 Jan 2010 12:36am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Absolutely love shots like this... Done with excellence!

27 Jan 2010 2:57am

K.B.R from Switzerland

excellent whiteness.
beautiful perspective!
Good evening

27 Jan 2010 5:18pm

Canon EOS 40D
1/800 second
ISO 400
50 mm