As everywhere in these latitudes, the greens are of a power quite amazing and the camera has all the trouble to return your feeling when such colors surrounds you. Memories of life in Madagascar, Reunion Island, etc., which continually make me take the measure, so different of my life in Paris… Short video extract:
This dragonfly was shot using the Canon EF 100-400mm ƒ/4.5-5.6L IS USM handheld (on 7D, which explain the x1.6 crop ratio), while we were back from the Crystal Cascades, walking along Freshwater Creek.
, I continue with this bats skewer. Speaking about shooting and processing, I use, once again, my “to the right” exposure technique, to gain information in dark areas such as wings, then readjust the exposure in post-production. I also remove a piece of branch in the upper right corner. Below, a very poor video (I […]
The “Château de la Chatonnière” his gardens is very pleasant. This is a restful place. The adjustment here was mainly done to reveal details on the sky. I add a vignetting effect to better guide the eyes into the path, while a slight color correction helps to render the scene more like “the way I […]
This was a very nice moment, just after some rain, the light was coming out again giving us beautiful reflexions and feelings. Anyway, I've to admit this picture have been a pain to post-process because of a so important contrast between highlights and shadows! Take a look to the non-processed one to get an idea…
This picture was taken in the Landes region (France). To avoid an high contrast due to the direct sunlight, I've made shadows above the subject. The resulted picture was nice but too dull, so I've adjusted the picture this way (you can compare we the original photo right above, by using the comparison feature).
I've deliberately used a very thin depth of field (ƒ3.5) to effectively enhance the outline of each leaf. I've made a test with a low aperture (higher ƒ); the result was way different, way less graphic and pleasant — at least for me —.