It’s been a while since I posted a shot from Newburyport, so I thought I’d dig into the archives for one today. This was taken right in downtown, and contrary to the lack of snow, it was taken just a few days after Christmas. Now this is the type of shot that I’d normally process as an HDR, but for some reason I just liked the way the O EV bracket looked on its own. I made a few slight tweaks in Lightroom, but that was about it. I did consider masking/cloning out the mysterious woman in the middle (who was standing oddly still for a 4 second exposure btw), but then decided to keep her to add some human interest. On a side note, this is one of my ongoing internal debates about my photography – whether to have people in my images or not. While I do prefer to keep my images free of people, sometimes there are images like this one where having people in it actually works. I suppose I usually just end up doing what feels right for each image. What do you think?
Camera settings: ISO 200, f/8, 18mm, 4 seconds