Out and About: Batsford Arboretum

I was at the very nice Batsford Arboretum today with a couple of members of the photo club.  It started off pretty dark and overcast with some fog still sticking around the base of the trees. Knowing that light was going to be scarce, I took my monopod on the shoot, and I’m glad I did as I needed to get some sufficient depth of field with the low light levels.

We did get some sunshine through just before lunch, but before I had even finished my beef sandwich in their excellent café, the light disappeared once again and the gloom descended. Out in the arboretum once again, it was suggested as we looked from one of the high view points over the cotswolds, that we should take a picture of the landscape and turn what would be a boring landscape view into something more interesting in processing.

So, once home and images downloaded,  I used Lightroom and Photoshop to try and give the image a dawn feel to it.  It’s a little overdone, but I enjoyed doing it. The first image is the original, the second the processed version.

Taken with a Nikon D7100 and 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G full frame lens.

Original

Original

 

Edited

Edited

 

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