Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Evening postcard

I slipped over to Merrickville this evening to wander around the Rideau Canal and catch the spring colours. I thought I'd send you a postcard.

(18-55mm  f8.0  1/125 sec  ISO200)


22 comments:

Cicero Sings said...

Post card perfect for sure!

Dawn said...

BEST postcard ever! Incredible...thank you:) (i have to say you live in a beautiful part of the country!!!!!)

darlin said...

Wow, you took my breath away with this one! Can I pretty please use it as my new desktop background? Obviously I LOVE it!

Have a fantastic evening Rick, you've made mine with this magnificent photo. Now my desire to learn HDR is back again, I hope to get time to learn this technique one of these years!

Bitch said...

A postcard indeed !!!!

Jenny Woolf said...

The quintessential evening photo! lovely.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

My goodness. That is definitely a postcard scene if I ever saw one!

lisa said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks,this beats any postcard available in a store.Have a great day.

magda said...

Is the most beautiful postcard!!
Many thanks Rick and congratulations!!!
Many greetings

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

That is magazine worthy! Amazing as always!

imac said...

Too true, a greeting card without doubt.
Fantastic shot Rick.

Jeanne Klaver said...

I really want to be there...this is beautiful!

Here I Am/Carrie said...

What a beautiful postcard. Picture perfect. Must have been a beautiful day. Wishing you many more.

Fábio Martins | Fotografia said...

Great picture to you make a card :)

teca said...

What wonderful photography, honey!
Thank you very much!
Warm hug and lots of sweet beijos.
Love.

Rick said...

Thank you Cicero !

Thanks Dawn; the light was just perfect, as the sun was starting to set. And yes, Merrickville is a pretty town, not modernized much since the early 1800's.

Thank you Darlene. I re-posted the image in a larger size (once I created some space on blogger). Feel free to use it for your desktop if you like. HDR isn't that difficult - take 3 exposures at -2, 0, +2 EV and use a program (I use Photomatix) to merge them - play around with the settings a bit and you can create wonderful results.

Thanks Monika !

Thank you kindly, Jenny !

Rick said...

Thank you, Elizabeth - it's a picture-perfect village/town for photo shoots - a favorite of mine !

Thank you Lisa !

Thanks, Ruth - you'd love that pretty town !

Thank you Magda ! Have a wonderful weekend (I hope to visit you if my internet allows).

Rick said...

Thank you very much, Karin !

Thanks, Stewart - postal service must be good in the UK for you to have already received it ;-)

Thanks. Put it on your bucket list, Jeanne ;-)

Thank you Carrie - one of the few gorgeous days here (in between rain days), and the light was perfect !

Thank you, Fábio !

Always enjoy your visits, teca - thank you so much ! Many warm beijos for you !!

Saz said...

Wow Rick! This is awesome! Definitely postcard worthy! (:

Rick said...

Thank you very much, Saz !

Soraia B. said...

So beautiful!

darlin said...

Thank you Rick, if and when I get the time you bet I'm going to play around and see if I can figure the HDR out. Thanks for the tips on how to do the HDR, from the first time I saw this done I fell in love with it, it adds so much to a photo, depth, color and it almost gives the picture a 3D look.