In The Still Of The Night

In The Still Of The Night

By |2013-02-19T16:34:27+00:00Feb 19th, 2013|

When time and light are commodities that are far from plentiful, it’s your responsibility to be decisive. My ideal situation here would be to find a small area that has several possibilities in terms of creating different images. It’s ok to maneuver around a manageable radius but you always have to keep in mind that there is no penalty clock – you aren’t getting time put back on the board and I’d much rather spend those few precious minutes working a scene as best as I can rather than running from one point to another and then having to spend even more time recomposing, refocusing, etc.

With this scene, I walked away with at least three keepers that are share-worthy. Because there were so many interesting elements within 2-3 feet of each other, all I needed to do was pivot and reposition a bit to get a whole new result.

In terms processing
I applied a tiny amount of Magic Sunset and a Blue filter using +onOne Software Perfect Effects 4. I also brought focus to the foreground by applying a slight blur using FocalPoint 2.1.

Final touches were applied using Lightroom 4.3.

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  1. Ulrike Singer-Bayrle February 19, 2013 at 9:14 am - Reply

    wow ! awesome shot! Thxs

  2. George Fletcher February 19, 2013 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Beautiful! Love the blues!

  3. Marcie McKean February 19, 2013 at 9:18 am - Reply

    Great advice.

  4. Amy Heiden February 19, 2013 at 9:19 am - Reply

    My favorite part about this is the little pool of water in the middle of that rock.

  5. Boby Lepa February 19, 2013 at 9:42 am - Reply


  6. Tammy Scoville February 19, 2013 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Well done!

  7. Brian Bonham February 19, 2013 at 9:54 am - Reply

    Gorgeous blues!

  8. Perry Bailey February 19, 2013 at 10:02 am - Reply

    Fascinating effect, the selective focus really throws off the sense of scale.  Great work!

  9. Marie Agnes Marotte February 19, 2013 at 12:20 pm - Reply


  10. Brad Ma February 20, 2013 at 6:29 am - Reply


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