Sometimes you view your images for the first time and find something in them that wasn’t obvious as you were shooting the photo.
This was an extremely cold winter’s evening, with a snow squall approaching rapidly from the west. The West Branch of the Susquehanna river was completely frozen over solid, which is a fairly unusual occurrence in central Pennsylvania.
If you look closely at the clouds, you might discover an image of God looking down upon the desolate winter landscape.
This is not a “manipulated” or “composite image”. There was no “painting” or any changes made in the picture. The contrast was compensated using PhotoMatix Pro, to expand the dynamic range. The image has been cropped slightly to make it 8X10 format, otherwise is just as the camera saw it.
This is Susquehanna State Park, in the Newberry section of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA. The photo was shot with a Canon EOS 10D camera using a Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L zoom lens @ 126mm. The shutter speed was 1/125th sec at f/8. The camera’s ISO was set to 200. A Manfrotto tripod was used with a remote shutter release.
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