LAKE OF THE CLOUDS, PORCUPINE MOUNTAINS WILDERNESS STATE PARK, MICHIGAN, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
Sigma 18-250mm at 18mm
20 secs. f3.5
We got up at oh-dark-thirty to get to the Lake of the Clouds overlook for this one. It was a very dark 20 second time exposure, and to improve the picture quality I slid the Lightroom shadows slider all the way to the right and the highlights slider all the way to the left, then opened up a couple of f-stops. I intensified the blue sky with saturation a little to the right and luminance a little to the left, and finished up with a bit of denoising. If you look closely you can see Jupiter in the top center of the photo.