Winter Tranquility


The loneliness of a snow covered park bench facing a desolate shoreline in the middle of Winter at Lake Wausau's D.C. Everest Park.

I often admired the stillness that Winter brings to Wisconsin.  It has a peace and tranquility all of its own.

This photo was taken by following the book on digital black and white photography.   I started by shooting the scene as a normal camera RAW file using a 20mm lens (35mm format) on a Nikon D-80 which really means 30mm.  With the camera ISO set at 100, I took this image hard focused at 1/80 second +7EV.   The real thing is in seeing a color scene in black and white by looking at the tonal differences.   After uploading this onto my PC, I went into Capture NX2 and converted the image to black and white and adjusting the exposure accordingly.  It is shooting in color, but thinking in black and white.

The bench on the lake shore carries that thought  quite well…..

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.