Path to Golden Forest (Montreal)

ELLO List keeps Growing

As I mentioned before, I was not planning to grow Top Travel and Landscape Photographers to Follow on ELLO list beyond hundred of names but some of you pointed out that I missed number of extremely talented travel and landscape photographers. I had no choice but to add more names to the list today. It is 105 names list now. You can find it here.

In the Magic Forest

I continue to post “fall colors” photographs on my blog. The fall is probably the best time of the year for any landscape or travel photographer. This is when colors just explode and you do not necessarily need “good” light to get interesting, vibrant photos.

Here in Montreal the fun is almost over. Most of the leaves are gone and everything looks washout and bleak.  But this is not the case in the parks and forests around the city. It took me only 25 km to drive away from the Island of Montreal and the picture was completely different. The trees in the forests were still on fire. The combination of fall foliage and sun blasting through the leaves, created soft and warm glow. It looked like magic forest.

Travel Photography Blog - Canada. Quebec. Montreal. Mont Saint Bruno National Park

Canada. Quebec. Montreal. Mont Saint Bruno National Park
Loc: 45.542355, -73.327213


Deconstructing Featured Photo

Travel Photography Blog: 3 Bracketed Shots (-1;  0; +1)

Camera: Canon 60D
Lens:  Sigma 10-20mm
Focal Length: 10mm
ISO: 100
Aperture: F8
Bracketing: 3 shots (-1; 0; +1)
Tripod: FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 - Check my FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 Review.
Ballhead: FEISOL CB-40D

Processing: HDR Processed in Photomatix 

Lightroom: import, tagging, export to Photomatix
Photomatix: I used 3  images to tone map image (-1;  0; +1), 16-bit tiff image was exported to Lightroom. (check my tutorial Before & After – HDR With Photomatix)
Lightroom: straightening, cropping, export as PSD image
Photoshop:  I did not have to do much in Photoshop, just simple cleaning. Noise reduction was not necessary because photo had such a busy pattern with lots of details. No sharpening was applied since I wanted to preserve soft, glowy look.

Archiving: photo was saved as 100% quality JPG at full resolution and uploaded to my portfolio to SmugMug for safekeeping, sharing, image hosting and online sales.

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