1710 – On Saturday Afternoons

It’s good to have the question of the LX5’s colors out of the way. Time to get back photographing ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s one image made late yesterday afternoon. I was on my way to the lake and made my usual detour. It’s amazing how fast clouds move. I tried a few shots during maybe two or three minutes, in the first I liked how the clouds echoed the shadows, but the framing was wrong. When I got the framing right, the clouds had moved. I was already willing to give up and accept a lesser sky, when suddenly everything came together.

The image was taken with only a split-ND filter attached, and later in Photoshop I have increased foreground contrast. This also increased foreground saturation, and to compensate for the color shift, I have added a touch of magenta to the yellows. That’s all ๐Ÿ™‚

The Song of the Day is the beautiful “On Saturday Afternoons In 1963” from Rickie Lee Jones’ 1979 self-titled debut album. Hear it on YouTube.

2 thoughts on “1710 – On Saturday Afternoons”

  1. Hi Andreas. So you did get the ND filter in the end? I wonder why camera makers don’t make built-in ND filters more often these days. Always having a split filter in particular would be really useful, and I can’t imagine it would be that hard to implement. (Btw, I just ordered an LX-5 to replace my ancient, all-auto point-and-shoot, and I’m really looking forward to getting out and shooting with it.)

    1. Well, at least some cameras now come with built-in non-split ND filters. The Fuji X100 is an example. Good idea as well.

      I wish you much fun with your LX5 ๐Ÿ™‚

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