I had been hearing all day about the 1-2" of snow that we are supposed to get today, so I had hoped to get some photos of the white stuff tonight. However, anyone living in Topeka knows that at least by 10 p.m., we hadn't seen a flake. I headed out to take a long exposure of the "snow sky" to encourage it along. I wasn't excited about the results, so was playing around with the photo a bit in Nikon's editing software. I accidentally hit the wrong button, with some surprising results.
For all you Nikon shooters out there, the top picture was created using the D-Lighting HS tool in View NX. It is basically a shadow-recovery tool. Here is a good article about the basics. The bottom picture was the picture prior to the D-Lighting "snow." Pretty interesting effect. It only affects the shadowed area of the photo - which you can see if you look at the tree trunks. Pretty interesting.
So, not a good picture today, but an interesting discovery nonetheless.
Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6
18mm - ISO 200
20s - f/5.6