December 2015 Image of the Month: Amanoosic River, NH

NHf5_AmanoosicRiver-DSC3058_9_tonemapped-crop-workingOn a gray day on the Amanoosic River in New Hampshire near Littleton, I was attracted to views along the river, framed by tree forms with strong branching patterns. Distant fog, dark skies and muted colors on the riverbank were difficult to capture in a single exposure in the low light. I was able to articulate the gray tones and subtle late season color by making several exposures and combining them as a high dynamic range photograph.

Nikon 3DX, 70-200mm f2.8 zoom lens @ focal length 130mm, ISO 400, f16, 1/13 sec and +/- speeds, UV filter, manual focus, spot metering, tripod-mounted