I took this shot while hiking through the Brazos Bend State Park near Needville, TX last Sunday evening. The sun had just begun to set and the wind had died down, leaving this small lake still and calm. In the winter when the trees are barren I find black & white processing suits both my subject and my mood. Luckily spring is on its way!
Bayou In Winter
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon 40D hand-held and set on aperture priority (Av), using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM. The exposure was taken at 32mm, f/8 for 1/350th of a second at ISO 100 on Sandisk digital film. All post capture processing was done in Lightroom 2 and Photoshop Elements using Nik’s Silver Efex Pro filters. Click on the image above for a larger version.
Beautiful shot, Jeff. Love the atmospheric overtones.
Yes, it makes the water look more mysterious befitting of a bayou. I like this image a lot.
Great shot, Jeff. Nice use of lines; great composition. I just recently dipped my toe into B+W photography with my 50D. Here’s one of my favorites:
Really nice shot of Napa!