Mike Walks on Water

photo copyright Kim NixonThis shot was a favorite from our August trip to Copper Harbor. But like many great shots it was taken in bad light at the end of a long day. I wanted more light but I wanted this image, too. I once had a young man say to me if you use Photoshop you are not a good photographer. A good photographer, he said, waits for the shot. I am not a photographer that puts my life on hold. I am not a tripod carrying photographer. I do not have an assistant to carry my bags. I am a trail seeker, hiker, who takes photos. There may come a time when I research a shot and plan, and bring that tripod–but for now I take shots on the fly. Here are before and after shots. Let me know what you think of the corrections. (curved, brightness/contrast, hue, and midtone and shadow color tweeks).

Mike Walks on Water, photo copyright Kim Nixon


About kimnixon

Upper Peninsula Michigan Artist and Writer

Posted on October 4, 2008, in Magic Lands, Magic Man, Travel, Verge and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I love to take photos with water where you can see the person’s image in the water. Excellent! I, for one, am glad you took the shot and doctored it up.

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