It is rare when the first snow of winter stays around for a long time. Typically, it melts right away or by the following morning.
But, this year was different. We got 25cm of snow and the temperature quickly dropped below -10C. It looks like the first snow of winter is here to stay.
It was perfect timing for me to test my new travel photography setup. I have a new Fujifilm XT-2, which is weather sealed with a dual memory card slot and a weather sealed 18-135mm Fujinon lens.
For a long time, I wanted a more robust camera and lens combo for my travels so, I am excited to see if this combination will live up to my expectations.
The Fujinon 18-135 mm is not a very wide lens, which makes it challenging to compose wide open landscapes. I find myself shooting a lot of panoramas of four, six or even eight shots and later combining them into a single composition in Lightroom.But, for this shot, it was not complicated at all and the 18mm was wide enough to include all the elements of the scene into a single capture.
Editing & Processing
It was single RAW processing workflow.
First, I used the Crop Overlay tool to improve the composition, making it a bit tighter.
Next, I used Autumn preset from my Winter Colors Collection as the base for Lightroom Rapid Editing. Then I used TOOLKIT to open up the shadows in the foreground and boost the Contrast.
The Lightroom Preset Editing Formula: Crisp Morning (9, 17, 22, 31)
Total Time: 12min