View Full Version : 10th Concession Road Farm, Pakenham, Ontario, Canada

Michael Van der Tol
01-11-2009, 08:47 PM
Hi All,

Here's one a photographed yesterday at Farm near Pakenham. Details are:

Shutter Speed: 1/125s
Exposure Program: Manual
Aperture: f/9.5
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 11.5
Metering: Pattern
Camera: D70S
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4.0-5.6
File Format: RAW
Camera Mount: Handheld
Post processing: Camera Raw, Photoshop, Dodge/Burn, B&W Conversion

01-11-2009, 09:15 PM
tell me where.I have photed the bridge at Pakenham several times but cant get a good result.
Where are you from?

Michael Van der Tol
01-11-2009, 09:24 PM
I live in Stittsville.

Ben H
01-11-2009, 10:30 PM
Very dramatic image, I really like it. The sky is amazing.

it's interesting, because in your notes you don't mention HDR, and yet when I look at at, I'm definitely reminded (at least a little) of the typical signature HDR effect.

I really like the composition - the only thing that bugs me a little is the snow in the ground is a little grey - this is probably intentional if you darkened it to make the building pop more.

Still - impressive image!

Michael Van der Tol
01-11-2009, 11:15 PM
Hi Ben,

Good point about the snow on the ground - needs to be dodged a bit more.

No this is not an HDR. Single image. I use a technique whereby I make use of the shadow & highlight tool in photoshop, and I also do a conversion between RGB and Lab color before doing the B&W conversion. I'll post the color version some time tomorrow.



Ben H
01-11-2009, 11:28 PM
Cool - look forward to it.

Yes, I realise it's not an HDR, I just just pointing out that (to me) it has some of the visual characteristics of one - perhaps through your use the pushing/pulling the shadows/highlights, maybe..?

Michael Van der Tol
01-12-2009, 08:55 AM
Here's the colour version (Maybe I'll post my RAW version too).

Ben H
01-12-2009, 09:59 AM
The colour one is quite attractive, but in this case your processed image is by far the better one imo - it has more drama, and more visual interest. Good job!

Thanks for posting - certainly one of the better images I've seen here so far.

01-12-2009, 11:28 AM
Another great photo! Love the angle at which you shot it at.. and great processing.

Some of you guys just amaze me at what you can do! Time to get a Photoshop for dummies book..lol

01-12-2009, 11:33 AM
I like the b/w, my only nit would be to clone out the disruptions in the foreground snow.

Nice work!

01-12-2009, 01:11 PM
Both shots are excellent:highfive: - very well done!

01-12-2009, 01:56 PM
Both are very striking! The first, I would like as wall art. The second would make a nice card or postcard. :)