Friday, October 10, 2008

Hope Lake After Dark

When I went through these photos to process them, I wasn't sure I was going to post them. I didn't like the way they turned out, mostly and became discouraged. Looking back through them again, I found a few that I liked.

I reprocessed this one as the noise-reduction routine removed a lot of detail and sharpness. I just didn't like the way it turned out. So, I processed the photo without noise reduction. I think it looks better, though I have no idea how it would look printed as it's a bit noisy.

Hope Lake (by john_brainard)

Hope Lake (by john_brainard)

I took this photo earlier the same evening I took the above photos. This is a campsite in Heiberg Memorial Forest owned by one of the SUNY schools. I liked the light trails from this set of photos so much, I decided to do it again. I set the aperture so I could get a two minute exposure, which gave me enough time to get in my car and drive around the loop a few times.

Heiberg Memorial Forest (by john_brainard)

These photos were taken on September 19th. Enjoy!


Beau A.C. Harbin said...

Nice set John. I found your blog the other day and have been enjoying your images. I came across it because we are both in central New York, I just having moved to Cortland (so I found your images of Cortland). You have given me some great information about places to check out, so thank you very much. Best wishes.

John Brainard said...

Welcome to Cortland!

I'm glad you've found my blog to be helpful. I'm about to head out to Whitney Point Reservoir... I'll take a look through your stuff when I get back.

Best wishes to you too.

Awol said...

John, love your work. I hope you have time to put up a few from the retreat at Raquette lake.

I have enjoyed meeting you. Hope our paths cross again:-)

Breck Aspinwall

John Brainard said...


Thank you! I hope to be able to get to some of the photos tonight. It'll take a few days to go through all of them and post them.

I enjoyed meeting you as well. You can be sure our paths will cross again. The retreat at Raquette Lake was fun and refreshing.

Diane said...

You have a good eye with the camera. Your photos are wonderful.