Sunday, September 21, 2014

Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake, Oregon

On our Oregon adventure, we went to Crater Lake.  I wanted to get some late afternoon and sunset shots but we misjudged the time it would take to get there and we arrived well after the sun was down.  I was determined to get something, even though it was very dark, with just a hint of pink left in the sky.  I knew that major post processing would be the only thing that would make an image I would want to keep.  First, I used a 16mm wide angle lens in order to fit the entire lake in one frame.  Using a wide angle lens, of course, made the moon the size of a pin head.  So I used a 300 mm telephoto lens to take a shot of the moon and placed it directly over the original moon in Photoshop.  Then in Lightroom I bumped up the color in the sky and increased the moon glow on the lake.  Finally I used Perfect Effects to give the entire image a soft, dreamy look.  Creating something out of nothing is challenging and fun!!

8 comments:

diane b said...

Thank goodness for post processing. It is a whole new photographic skill that needs to be learned. I'm way behind. Nice pic after all that.

Mersad said...

What an amazing photo. Would love to see a before and after shot. It's really transforming me to another world.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Robin Lamb said...

Karen, it's a beautiful image! Isn't it such fun to make something out of almost nothing!

Montanagirl said...

Karen, what can I say?? This is simply spectacular - almost surreal! I love the soft pinks and purples in it.

S. Etole said...

A true artist. Enjoyed seeing the before and after.

kwarkito said...

What a nice picture... Great work

Anita Johnson said...

That is stunning...and I'm glad you showed the before too.

Felicia said...

this is fantastic. I love it.