Misty Day at Windy Hill Preserve

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Trail Head at Windyhill Preserve, Portola Valley, CA, 2016

Windy Hill Preserve is a great place to walk and photograph— this shot was taken in late Fall at the first rise on the trail from the parking lot off Portola Road.

On this misty day, the trail is damp and there are occasional puddles. The light is subdued by cloud cover. I used a tripod to steady my Sigma DP2 Quattro, and set a high f-stop to get a wide depth of field. Three shots were taken; bracketing exposure +1 and -1 ev. The photos were uploaded to Lightroom CC and then processed in HDR Pro (Photo/Edit In/Merge to HDR Pro in Photoshop). The untouched result from HDR Pro was returned to Lightroom, Developed in the Basic Panel, and sharpened before exporting as a web sized file for this blog.

Cheers, Carto

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