Wednesday, November 2, 2011


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.

Nikon D90
Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6
18mm - ISO 200
20s - f/5.6

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