Today’s Photograph December 3, 2010

Driftwood #2, Lake Pontchartrain Southshore.

Driftwood #2, Lake Pontchartrain Southshore. (Copyright 2010 / Andrew Boyd)

Twilight is a magic time of day for a photographer. Light is ebbing, and contrast is rapidly diminishing, giving rise to a different and more compressed tonal range. Things that wouldn’t work photographically an hour earlier are suddenly exciting. It’s a time to work fast before the light’s all gone.

This is another photograph from a huge driftwood log that I featured several days back with a different photograph. Although the subject matter is related, the images are quite different. I was intrigued by the hard lines in the wood (foreground) contrasted against the softness in the sky (background). The way this is composed, there’s really no middle distance, which is by design.

Processing was two bracketed exposures, brought into HDR Pro in Photoshop CS5 and converted to RBG black and white in Adjustment Layers.

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