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Indiana Fall Color 3/3

Posted by
Julie L. Brown, Photobirder (Indianapolis, Indiana, United States) on 14 December 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Indianapolis, Indiana
Fort Harrison State Park, 10/17/10

After shooting the white-throated sparrows and the downey woodpecker, I walked down into the creek. There is nothing extraordinary about this scene-no mountains, no waterfalls. But it is typical of what I have seen all my life in the forests, state parks and suburban woodlots of Indiana.

This image is a blend of six 28mm exposures at f22, from 2-8 seconds, using an inexpensive pseudo-HDR plug-in called LR Enfuse. I like to use this as part of my Adobe Lightroom quick workflow.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II ISO 50

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really super shot, this is a very good HDR image.

14 Dec 2010 6:22am

@Alun: Thanks Alun. I'm glad you like it. This plug-in doesn't always perform this well.

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

The most beautiful fall photograph this year. Amazing angle to this
romantic landscape.

14 Dec 2010 6:23am

@Phil Morris: Thank you Phil. I set up a tripod, and actually took the time to work the scene.

Sylvia from -, Netherlands

I really like the effect on the stream, nice depth and colors as well. Great job!

14 Dec 2010 9:29am

@Sylvia: Thank you Sylvia. There wasn't much water to work with, but I thought this was a pleasant little scene.

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful shot. Lovely colours in this wonderful landscape. Excellent :)

14 Dec 2010 11:15am

@Sam: Thank you Sam. This is just a little suburban park.

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

What a gorgeous place!

14 Dec 2010 1:38pm

@CElliottUK: Thank you Chris. This is just a little creek right by the road, but I was in my own little world for a time that morning, just taking in the light.

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Lovely Autumn scene

14 Dec 2010 1:54pm

@Larry Elkins: Thank you Larry.

Andrea from Regina, Canada

I just love this one, they way it leads you deep into the scene. The colours are magnificent and the water is soothing.

14 Dec 2010 4:12pm

@Andrea: Thank you Andrea. I actually took the time to shoot off a tripod and work this scene. I didn't think it was very interesting at first.

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Great capture of this stream Julie!! I love the point of view and the slow shutterspeed in this shot!!

14 Dec 2010 4:58pm

@Richard: Thanks Richard. There wasn't much water to work with, so the effect is subtle.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is really beautiful for sure, Julie! As soon as I can handle one exposure I will move on and try to do 2 etc etc. This piece here is a marvelous composition! The end result is that we are standing there with you. Superb job, Julie!

14 Dec 2010 7:11pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks Denny. Do you have any HDR or HDR-like software? You could try a quick 3-image hand-held shot by bracketing one stop under and one stop over. That is what Curly told me to do.

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Now this is a great shot .. such depth, tone and the water is lovely

14 Dec 2010 7:57pm

@Garfield: Thank you for that nice comment!

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Me gusta mucho.Realmente parece estar hecha con un angular mayor de 28mm,¿A que altura estaba la cámara con respecto al suelo?
Buen trabajo.

14 Dec 2010 8:16pm

@Manuel Hompanera: Thank you Manuel. I had the camera on a tripod, but it the legs were not fully extended.

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Delicious autumn shot ! I agree with Garfield : the water is lovely.

14 Dec 2010 10:14pm

@Philou04: Thank you. I was trying for that silky look.

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

this is just beautiful! lovely Autumn moon underlined by fabulous colour tones, excellent composition and great choice of shutter speed to capture the water! i really like the level of detail that you captured here!

15 Dec 2010 1:23am

@DarkElf: Thank you so much. Using live view, I was trying to get different focal points in the scene with the 6 exposures.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi yes I need to get more into the bracketing ...one step at a time I guesss. I am loading topaz bundle and I also have a seperate HDR plug in not sure how good it is. Toiaz bundle has all kinds of stuff..I justy have no idea how to use it...a computer geek I am not...

15 Dec 2010 12:55pm

@Denny Jump Photo: It does take time, but you will get to it when you can. This program doesn't always work well, I am kind of surprised that this image turned out.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO 50