You may have heard that we had snow in London last weekend. At it’s peak it was around 4 inches maybe, in reality this is a laughable amount for most people but as we are not equipped for snow it still causes no end of chaos.
However, snow does bring great opportunities for photographers and I was desperate for it to fall so that I could get some shutter time in. I wanted to capture general snow scenes but also wanted to try something more creative. This resulted in a trip to Richmond Park where several hours were spent in the falling snow trying to capture the right image for what I wanted to create.
The image above is the first from a series of abstract images I created that day, the bulk of the work here is done in Adobe Lightroom.
Single RAW file processed in Adobe Lightroom using the following:
Convert to Black & White
increase exposure slightly
Increase highlight & white slider while decreasing the amount of shadow using the shadow & black sliders until I found a point I was happy with
Crop to square
Dodge some of the shadow from the trees on the horizon
Reduce clarity to add a more ghostly feel to the people
- Robin (chrisdmrf.wordpress.com)