We Still Had a Couple of Nanoseconds

HDR, landscape,long,exposure,lake,water,minimal

Some might be wondering about the relationship between Sonic the Hedgehog and a body of still water depicted in this photo. It is the latest element in my collection of winter landscapes, the previous one can be seen here. This time I seized the opportunity while walking around a lake to take this shot of  a peer. A couple of seconds after the brackets were taken, the wind had blown the clouds in the sky and the effect would have been lost, but by then it was too late, I already had what I needed.  The photo itself was an HDR made out of 7 brackets. Post-processing tried to balance the dark tones of the wood with the brightness of the sky and water, while achieving a seamless transition between the latter by minimising the color gradient.