In the last couple of years the weather has been definitely unpredictable.
Last year, I remember we had a warm spring in Canada and Europe; even the southern parts were covered with snow but in Montreal we hardly saw any snow during the entire winter. This year, everything is the opposite; we had the coldest winter in fifty years, and spring is very slow to come.
I went for a walk at a local park, and even on April 12th the Lachine Canal Mariana was still frozen solid. The air was relatively warm, and it was pleasant as I walked along the path.
When I moved towards the water to set up the tripod I was back in winter, with the temperature dropping probably by 10C. It was a very unusual sensation as I was walking through the layers of freezing and warm air.
Deconstructing Featured Photo
Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm
Focal Length: 10mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400s
Bracketing: 5 shots ( -2, -1, 0, +1, +2)
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 5 images to tone map image, 16-bit tiff image was exported to Lightroom (Tutorial: Complete HDR Workflow).
Lightroom: color correction, export as PSD image
Photoshop: cleaning, straightening, contrast.
– Topaz Detail was used to enhance details in following elements: tree, grass.
– Topaz DeNoise I applied RAW – Light preset, it was enough to reduce noise.