Thawed River


I took this photo back on March 6. Back then the temperatures had begun to rise, and the Delaware had thawed out from it’s winter coat. It was a simpler time, before we got smacked by weeks of consecutive nor’easters 1. I came across it this evening as I was scrolling through my Lightroom Library.

The image struck me, and so I decided to experiment with the HSL sliders to give it a color cast I liked. It was fun to play in a way which wasn’t concerned with what the scene looked like in reality. It allowed me to sit back and say, “I wonder what will happen when I do this?” To be honest that’s how I’ve learned just about any of my technical skills. I play with settings until I get what I like, and then go back later and figure out why.

The Delaware River thaws with the approach of spring
Panasonic Lumix G7 with 25mm lens • ISO 100 • ƒ/8.0 • 1/200 sec

  1. Climate change sucks.