Leaves Under Ice

These leaves had been floating on the water when it froze in a bucket in my yard, which made for a picturesque photo!

The photo was shot with a Pixel 6 Pro, the colours were deepened using Aurora HDR, and the Beach Bypass effect in Nik Colour Efex Pro was used to further enhance the image.

Hamilton Harbour Panorama – Colour or B&W?

Hamilton Harbour Panorama in Colour
Hamilton Harbour Panorama in Colour
Hamilton Harbour Panorama in B&W
Hamilton Harbour Panorama in B&W (mostly)

The photos for each panorama were taken by a DJI Mini 2 drone shooting in raw (DNG) format. ISO was fixed at 100 and the aperture for each photo was 2.8. Shutter speeds varied from 1/2000 to 1/3200 S. The photos were then post-processed in Luminar 4.

I’m partial to the monochromatic version myself. What about you?

Drone Landscape Pano – Wellington County

I’ve been following drone technology closely since consumer-grade drones hit the market, but I waited for the sweet spot of good camera quality and relatively low price.

When I saw that the DJI Mini 2 was below $700 (CAD) and that it could shoot Raw and HDR I took the plunge, and I’m so glad I did. I really feel this will transform how I shoot many of my photos.

Here’s an example photo, shot just off Hwy 6 in Wellington county, Ontario. It’s a crop of a 7-photo panorama, cleaned up a little in Lightroom, and then further processed in Aurora HDR to give it some punch.


Drone Pano, shot in Wellington County, Ontario
(Click on the image to view full-sized)

Playing with the New Drone

It’s so cool having a camera that you can position anywhere. It opens up a whole new world in photography for me.

The Allanburg Bridge
Trainyard from Above
Hwy 20 leading to the Allanburg Bridge