This is very likely my last post before I head out to Sable Island on Tuesday, although the weather is not looking great. When I return (27 Jan) I hope to have several diary entries with photos of my stay out there.
Northwest Arm, Halifax
On Friday night (Dec 9) we had our first snow storm which, for a Brit, was quite exciting. So I went out on the Saturday and took a few pics. Nothing really special here but some nice snowy pics. To balance the colours, I used Hue/Saturation with -2 for Hue to bring more warmth into the picture to balance out the cold look of the snow and blue sky.
This picture is a close up using the same Hue/Saturation. The colour of the wood beneath/next to the sheds comes out really nice with the Hue set to -2.
I was really playing here, but liked this image because of the contrast between the snow and the leaves. It signifies the changing of the seasons from Autumn to Winter. I also liked the cracks in the snow. Again the -2 Hue brought out the bronze colour in the leaves which adds a nice contrast to the snow.
And this is the front of my house. The Hue brings out the colour in the woodwork around the windows. The Shadows/Highlights function was used to darken the sky a little and createa better tonal balance overall.