Fire and Ice Photo Tour Results
Over at Darwin Wiggett’s blog, 6 of my images from his recent Fire & Ice photo tour have just been posted. If you like the one shown here, click the link to visit Darwin’s blog and check out the others in the set!
To make these images, I got down to business — literally. I laid down flat on the Abraham Lake ice, and peered beneath the surface, looking for interesting features in the bubbles & cracks. I used my Panasonic LX-5 point & shoot camera along with a pocket LED flashlight to put some selective light on certain features, while the rest remained dark as the late afternoon light faded towards sunset. Focusing the camera through the ice onto details down below was sometimes difficult, but worked more often than not.
To bring out the silky smooth color, deep shadows and glinting highlights, I developed each image with HDR processing (using Oloneo PhotoEngine software) from 2 – 3 bracketed exposures. I followed this up with finishing work in Photoshop for some additional contrast & color.