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Snow Atop Chew's Ridge

Posted by
Monterey John (Hollister, CA, United States) on 28 January 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Another shot from atop the mountain.

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/20.0 ISO 400 28 mm

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Photosanity from Folsom, United States

Wow! A gorgeous winter wonderland! Awesome!

28 Jan 2010 5:12am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great shot! I'm going to yosemite next month, and I can't wait to get some snow shots, thanks for the tip for the +1 EV adjustment.

28 Jan 2010 5:15am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Fabulous composition. Wonderful light.

28 Jan 2010 6:44am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

A very special light in this shot ! Nice :)

28 Jan 2010 12:20pm

Olivier from Hainaut, Belgium

This is the white paradise!

28 Jan 2010 1:30pm

Mandy Provan from Johannesburg, South Africa

Well done ont he Recovery...................this is AWESOME!! If I ever have the privilege of photographing snow (we don't get very much - ok we don't get it at all!!! The last 2 snow falls were 27 years apart!!! hahaha) I will remember your tip on the EV!! :)

28 Jan 2010 1:54pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

How vibrant and clear! You've become a real "ace" in the processing dept. You are working your tools and image to their best advantage.

28 Jan 2010 3:09pm

alex centrella from California, United States

a winter wonderland !

28 Jan 2010 6:44pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Some would go as far as shooting at +2 ev! At least if you did, you can dial it down in Adobe Camera Raw, and you retain all of the highlight detail as well.

28 Jan 2010 6:58pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

This one is wonderful, John. Well shot and edited, but just beautiful. I can actually feel the quiet that a snowy scene usually brings.

28 Jan 2010 7:13pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Outright magnificent, John - a beautiful capture.

28 Jan 2010 7:26pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Just gorgeous....Looks like a beautiful christmas card!!!

28 Jan 2010 11:21pm

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Now THIS is outstanding GORGEOUS!!! Perfect!! Better see this on your Christmas cards next year!!

29 Jan 2010 2:27am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Fine work on recovery. If there was any issue at all it is not visible now.
As one described this "Paradise".
You really captured the spot in my heart for wanting to see snow.
For a place that does not get much this certainly is worth the wait.
Absolutely beautiful. I could look at this all day.

31 Jan 2010 3:25pm

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