There were some very dramatic clouds over the river this morning so I tried to use the new process to capture them (see yesterday’s posting down the page a bit for details) – I also took some pictures of Fitz Farm, a town property by the riverside.  The results are, as the critics say, somewhat “chocolate-boxy” because we are not used  to seeing photographs with this range of tonalities but the riverside view, in particular, is very pleasing to my eye.  i have included conventional shots as references.  Must make sure not to overdo this but I am heading to the arboretum this afternoon and will see what I can achieve there.

St-Lawrence River at Baie d'Urfe - reference image

St-Lawrence River at Baie d'Urfe - reference image

Tone-mapped HDR image

Tone-mapped HDR image

Fitz Farm reference image

Fitz Farm reference image

Would grace any chocolate-box lid

Would grace any chocolate-box lid

LATER … on returning from the Arboretum I found a couple of “keepers” that are worth sharing here.  Spectacular skies this summer make up for the lack of hot sun.

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That’s enough for now.