Wednesday, November 01, 2006

LAKE NIPISSING SKY

The sky over lake Nipissing reminded me of the drawings and prints by the nineteenth century book illustrator Gustave Doré. I remember his very popular bible illustrations full of dramatic skies. The ky was not as dark and dramatic as in the photograph but I first underexposed the picture by about one stop. I further enhanced the image in the digital darkroom till I got the atmosphere I was looking for.

4 comments:

Rob Greenfield said...

Careful you don't get too "god-like" there Mike.
Nice work.

Anonymous said...

Very dramatic effect. Every time I see a dgital pic that's been modified, it makes me 'return' back to the days of the traditonal darkroom and the time and effort spent to accomplish the same results - digital is almost too easy.

Marius Muscalu said...

wow, flash lights from heaven... :)

phd said...

That's definitely one of the things I miss about living in North Bay... November skies over Lake Nipissing... sun, rain, snow and clouds all in one... nice image Mike!