Lake Reflection

I think this is Beacon Point. We were hoping for a display of color, but that never happened. 

When I first saw my images from this stop, I didn’t select a single one. Then on a third or fourth pass, I started working on this one. I’m amazed once again with the power of the RAW processing in Lightroom. This was processed from one image. Shot at 10mm with my Fuji 10-24 on the X-T1.



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  1. Jo May 13, 2015 at 8:04 am #


    • JB May 13, 2015 at 10:09 am #

      Thanks Jo.

  2. Howard Grill May 13, 2015 at 8:28 am #

    Wow…amazing sky and reflections

    • JB May 13, 2015 at 10:09 am #

      It was Howard.

  3. Nicki May 13, 2015 at 8:46 am #

    Wonderful image John, I’m glad you went back thru them that 3rd time. Did you process in the new Lightroom? I guess the rule of letting an image present itself to you applies to reviewing also. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

    • JB May 13, 2015 at 10:08 am #

      Yes, I used the new LR CC. Thanks Nicki.

  4. Carla May 13, 2015 at 1:38 pm #

    Beautiful image of clouds and reflections. It speaks to all the cloud nuts (like me)!

  5. James Milligan May 14, 2015 at 8:42 am #

    The 10 mm view works well with the cloud layer. It gives produces a visual feel of depth -almost a zoom effect. Excellent processing on the reflections and the sky ,the blues are very close.Now,convert to B&W and make Cuck happy.

    • JB May 14, 2015 at 10:57 am #

      Thanks Jim. Chuck who? 🙂

  6. Peggy W May 14, 2015 at 2:04 pm #

    Looking at all the drama of light in this image and then seeing that the only color here is blue, made me wonder if this image could be amazing in B&W. Did you give it a try?

    • JB May 15, 2015 at 8:59 am #

      I did Peggy and even tried it. It felt too blocked up for my taste. Not enough range of tones.

  7. Stephan Dietrich May 14, 2015 at 5:33 pm #

    A WOWmazing moment indeed! Considering the rich blue and explosion of clouds, you had quite the moment before you. Amazing detail and brilliance your lens captured!

    It is always interesting how we first react to a moment, have preconceived expectations, capture various images during anticipated duration … and … after time … how an image can become dormant until rediscovered and viewed away from the moment, expectations and have the image itself reflect back to the moment thereafter or become something newly discovered.

    A lesson to trust our initial gut instincts and to trust subconscious thoughts that cause us to capture those images that take time to develop and possibly become our favorites or most memorable.

    Great post and thank you for sharing!

    • JB May 15, 2015 at 8:59 am #

      Thank you Stephan.

  8. David May 18, 2015 at 10:54 am #


    • JB May 18, 2015 at 11:15 am #

      Thank you David

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