3 comments on “The California Drought – Folsom Lake

  1. I think the USA spoils more water than any other country, so good for you to take a step!

    Some nice photos you’ve shared! One suggestion: in a few photos you have brought down the highlights very drastically in the bright sky. This creates a “halo” around trees on a few places. You could under expose some pots to create silhouettes and a nice sky, or use a graduated natural density filter πŸ˜‰

    Still, lovely work!

    Kind regards,
    Tieme

    • Yes indeed Tieme. There is a very real shortage of water in the Golden State, one sure to befall any part of the world that goes through a persistent drought for several years. Add to that the fact that everybody wants to live in California – and rightfully so – it is only the 8th largest economy in the world by itself.

      Thanks for the feedback buddy. I am aware of the halo effect when taking HDR bracketed composite shots. I post most of my shots straight out of the camera. I choose not to edit them because they are merely intended to tell a story and I simply do not have the time or patience to tweak every photo to “perfection”. I only process and edit those single shots that I originally set out to capture and make print ready.

      Thanks again for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

      Take care.

      PS: WordPress holds any first time comments (I get a lot of spam unfortunately). You should be able to comment with no problems from now on.

      • Hi Bryan,

        This reply is a little overdue, my apologies for that. Work has been very busy the past months, and almost got the best of me. But now I am free for 2 weeks to enjoy nothing but whatever I want to do πŸ˜‰

        Thank you for your reply! I have never been to the USA, and obviously to California , but it seems nice to me!

        I guess everybody has their reasons for photography and editing/not editing their photos πŸ™‚ Maybe setting your camera to a little less dramatic HDR would help? Just a thought πŸ˜‰

        Happy shooting! And Happy Holidays!

        Kind regards,
        Tieme

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