Sense Of Scale

Shot this on Presidents Day Weekend. I was just wandering the National Mall with my Sony A7R and randomly taking picture. I was heading back to my car to pack up my gear and saw this and took a shot.

This area is called the Constitution Gardens. It’s just a small pond usually loaded with ducks. There are a couple small islands that you can walk out onto. I have never ventured on them because they are usually crowded which isn’t the greatest for doing photography with a tripod. The one thing you do get is a different view of the Washington Monument in the distance which is why I framed it with the willow tree. Least I think it’s a willow tree.

Editing nothing fancy. I haven’t been into the let’s add lots of masks to the image lately. There is a reason but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. So I have been just doing base edits using my normal workflow.

This was all about the camera adjustments, a few gradients and then adding a curves adjustment for tone and contrast. The usual local dodging and burning and called it done.

Enjoy.

Sense of Scale

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  1. I envy your adventures. Your spirit and that camera truly are made for each other. I am glad you share with all who come to your blog. This looked like a perfect day to stroll Constitution Gardens. I think the District of Columbia has so many places to explore. Man made or nature. When one comes to the area, it would be very hard for them to see all in a limited vacation time. For those who live there, and I was one of then, should enjoy everything the area has to offer. I enjoyed!