St Joseph Lighthouse

Picture by steve_zasadny

  • Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA

  • 2091
  • 7
  • 3
  • February 03, 2022
  • Picture of the day
  • Canon 1D MK IV
  • 70-200
  • Shooting Style Tripod
  • Shoots Number Multiple Exposure
  • Exposures Number -2-1 0 +1+2
  • Editing Software Photomatix Pro / Photoshop CS / Photoshop CC / Topaz Studio / Other
  • File Format RAW
  • Notes


03 Feb 05:23

This image was derived from a five shot bracketed series taken in 2015. The time was about 2 hrs after sunset with available light being what was reflected from the shoreline. It was the ultimate blue hour and the original images were a very saturated blue. The images were merged in Photomatix Pro using the contrast optimizer mode but with little compression. The sky was solid blue and flat. I imported a sky taken a couple of hours earlier that had clouds and was brighter. The ice had the blues desaturated and it was brightened to match the sky tone. This was more an artistic interpretation rather than the out of the camera presentation

04 Feb 08:44

Congrats PoTD!

04 Feb 09:49

It is a nice work!

06 Feb 17:51

Great work again. I personally prefer your versions with the red/orange sky :-)

06 Feb 19:11

@axel_hahn Thanks Axel, You are probably referring to another I posted previously. If it had the red orange sky and the more clear ice it was taken a couple of years before this one. The icing conditions only occur every few years. Probably only 3-4 times in the last 11 years. I am always checking though!!

06 Feb 19:58

Wow, it is getting more impressive. I did not know that is so complicated to capture. Congratulations.

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