Ann and I went for a walk this morning with friends Stuart & Lucy round Woodbank Park (4.5miles according to my GPS). The final part of the walk took us up through Vernon Park. I really liked how the winter sun was shining through the fountain.
Water and translucent subject always do look better photographed with backlighting as in this case, and since there wasn’t much colour in the scene a black and white conversion was almost a no-brainer. A slight split toning effect was added in Lightroom along with a vignette to help draw the viewer into the image. I’ve also boosted the contrast and clarity sliders to give the image a bit more ‘bite’.
2 Jan 2020 Update:
I am sad to report that this fountain is no longer working and hasn’t been for five or six years. I’m so glad I managed to get the wonderful image before it was left to decay. I hope one day that it will be restored again.
Settings: 1/250s, f/8, ISO 100. Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @70 mm.
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