Bob and I live in the Jefferson City, Missouri area and are both members of the COMO Photographers Group out of Columbia, Missouri and we are officers of a newly formed club, "Friends of Eagle Bluffs Conservation Photography Group". We try to get together once a month to do some one day field trips to practice our sport of photographing nature. We recently spent a weekend in Dubois, WY and The Grand Tetons, both blogs of our adventure available on my blog sight.
It was luck that we were both ready to get out of the house and seize the moment to photograph this bridge in its winter wonderland. Not a lot of planning for us just a simple text you wanna go, yes what time we leaving. Bob travels this area on his semi-retired job so he pilots us on the outing. We must congratulate the Missouri Department of Transportation for an exceptional job of clearing the roads.
We traveled form our locations by way of highway 54 going towards Mexico, MO. Once in Mexico Bob pointed out a beautiful old home which is now a Museum for the American Saddlebred Museum and the Audrian County Fire Brick Museum. We made a not to stop here on our way back to capture this scene. I am going to include it in this blog first since I have hopefully peaked your interest.
|Fujifilm with Fuji 18-135mm lens, f/5.6, 1/160 sec, ISO 0.67, EV +0.67|
|Nikon D850, Nikor 20mm Lens, f/8, 0.6 sec., ISO 160|
|Nikon D850, Nikor 20mm Lens, f/8, 0.08 sec, ISO 100, EV +1.67|
|Nikon D850, Nikor 20mm Lens, f/8, 0.6 sec, ISO 160|
|Nikon D850. Nikor 20mm Lens, f/9, 1.0 sec., ISO 100|
Here is a view of the Elk Fork as it travels downstream. With all the snow it was hard to get a handle on the surrounding terrain so we did not venture along the banks. I would have loved to have been able to capture the bridge from downstream so as to include this cascade in the foreground composition. I will need to check this out come spring. I can see the need for a set of chest waders in the future. I recently watched a video by David Morrow Color Theory Photography Guide which I found awesome. He talks about measuring the colors of your image using a color wheel and then trying to bring out the complementary colors of your image based on its reading. His video show you how to do that. Its really worth watching. Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IMOOwR0kLo With that said I measured my colors and found that even though the snow appears to be white in the above image it in fact has some blue in it. The complementary colors for blue in this image is yellow and orange. When I processed this image I selectively created a layer mask using the color picker and applying it to a hue/saturation mask to enhance the yellow and orange colors. This is supposed to be more pleasing to our eyes and brain but I will let each viewer decide its effect.
|Fujifilm X-T2 and Fuji 18-135mm Lens, f/3.6, 1/180 sec., ISO 200, EV +0.67|