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Friday, December 27, 2013

The Reader's Lens, 2013

Photographer: Selvakumar Srinivasan, Bellevue

Photo taken: Oct. 30, Redmond

Photographer's description: “The campus at my work was brimming with fall colors and I was waiting for the leaves to accumulate on the rocks in a creek. Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 24-105 F4 lens at 32-mm, 8 seconds, F16, ISO 100.”

Expert says: “Nice shot! This is a great use of a longer shutter speed to capture the flow of the water. I love the vibrant reds and oranges of the leaves, contrasting really well against the water and mossy rocks. This is a raw photo, as opposed to an initial JPEG, so you’re able to have a little more control over how it turns out when you bring it into Photoshop or some other editing software. It basically has more detail that’s not processed in the camera, which can be really helpful. For example, if you expose your photo incorrectly, you can then adjust the exposure on your computer without losing much detail.”

-- Katie Greene, Seattle Times photo staff

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