Winter in Northeast Ohio is Due to Return

Early winter snowstorm in Mentor, OH

Early winter snowstorm in Mentor, OH

I’ve been very busy lately and not keeping up with the frequency of posting that I had intended.  Today I find myself in Charlotte, NC with very few photos to choose from for a blog posting.  My library of 68,000+ photos is on hard drives at home.  I took this photo a few weeks ago however on my iPhone, and it was accessible to me so I thought I would post it and talk a little about it.  After all, the weather forecast for Mentor, OH is for snow to arrive shortly and it looks like it will snow all week long!  A normal winter!

The iPhone does a pretty good job as a camera, but like all cameras, unless you adjust the exposure, scenes which are primarily white, or black, will be rendered as a middle shade of gray.  The original version of this photo, as shot, was mostly middle gray, no nice white highlights as it actually looked to the eye.  With a little editing work, on the iPhone itself using an application called Snapseed, I was able to come up with this edited version.  This is a full color version by the way, it’s just that in Northeast Ohio, in the winter, everything often turns to shades of black, white, and gray.  What Snapseed enabled me to do however was to bring out the white highlights in the snow!  It’s just a neighborhood photo but it points out the abilities of the iPhone camera along with the editing capabilities of some of the apps.  Snapseed is an app made by Nik Software which I also use in normal Photoshop editing on the computer occasionally.  It’s a very powerful and useful program.

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About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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2 Responses to Winter in Northeast Ohio is Due to Return

  1. SallyK says:

    Thanks for the tip! I downloaded Snapseed for my Adroid phone and found it works like a champ. Hope you’re in NC for the long haul – gonna be nasty up here!

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