© 2013 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

The weather turned extremely cold overnight, with temperatures dropping from around 0C to -30C with the windchill. The cold air produced a lot of clarity in the light, however. There is a very "expressive" tree at a local cemetary, and I caught it at a time when I could situate the sun in its branches. I used a circular polarizer and a fast shutter speed to somewhat underexpose the image and create a "moonlit" type effect. My editing here is literally only one click to emphasize contrast and add some vignetting. The silhouetted tombstones add to the mood of the image.

Canon EOS 5D MKII, Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD, Hoya Pro1D Circular Polarizer, Processed through Adobe Lightroom 4

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