November 2nd, 2010 – Pretty in Pink

I really liked the back-lighting and colors through the fall foliage of these Japanese Maple trees in this scene. It seems almost impossible to capture/duplicate the quality of this type of light exactly as I saw it on a digital sensor. I tried making a few brackets and tone-mapping in HDR, but it seemed to take away from the character of the image by reducing the shadows too much. Perhaps I needed a higher number of exposures to record the full dynamic range.

View of  Japanese Maple Tree in Washington Park Arboretum – Seattle, Washington

Canon 5D MkI, 645 Mamiya 200/f2.8 APO , 200mm @ f2.8, 1/250th Sec, ISO 100, Manual mode,  Hand-held. Post processing -Lightroom 2.5, Photoshop CS3, Photomatix Pro.
To see a larger version or please click on the image.
Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.
Thanks for stopping by,

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