Thursday, November 26, 2009

Reflective landscape in Iceland (and a Happy Thanksgiving!)

My trekking about Iceland, as I have mentioned way too many times by now, rewarded me with a few challenges when it comes to lighting. Kind of ironic for someone who lives in a world of light! When I shot this scene however, I knew that I could work it a bit in post.

The original shot was just half of this. I have stared at it for a couple of months and never really thought that it was finished, until it hit me tonight. The scene was really quite grandiose there (sorry, I kinda hate that word to....just a bit stuck here), but I didn't really capture that when I was there. I decided to work the ole' copy and flip trick here, dodged and burned a bit, and created this. I kinda like it :)

1 comment:

Picture Imperfect said...

I'm with you on the word 'grandiose' - but it really is the best word to describe this scene!

I really like what you did with this shot, the symmetry works beautifully with this landscape.