You’re Going to Need a Boat

Title – You’re Going to Need a Boat

 Photographer name – Jay Parker

 Description of place

Along the Lake Champlain waterfront in Burlington Vermont. A quick melt of the extensive snowfall we’d had over the 2010-2011 winter resulted in extremely high lake levels. I found a bit of irony in a place that rented boats and yet, given conditions, would require a boat to get to.

 Technical information

Camera – Canon 1000d/Rebel XS

 Lens – Sigma 10-20mm EX F3.5

 HDR Software –  Photomatix Pro

 ISO –  200

 Aperture –  F13

 Number of exposures –

3 bracketed with exposure bias EV: +1, -2, -4

 Tripod/handheld –  Handheld

Extra processing information:

 Lens barreling corrected, image sharpened and denoised in Adobe Lightroom 3

 Photographers bio

Three years ago, on a virtual whim, I purchased a dslr. After a few weeks of monkeying around with it, having zero idea how to operate it I asked myself why the hell I’d spent $600 on this thing? Bumbling around on flickr I discovered HDR photography and suddenly that $600 lump of plastic and aluminium became much, much more interesting. The next three years saw first, a gradual understanding of what this thing could do and how, through various elements of processing, I could bend the photons it captured to my will. It’s been a bit of a passion and an endless learning experience ever since.