Natural landscapes: autumn in the north

AUTUMN COLOURS NEAR BAKER LAKE, NUNAVUT

There are no trees of any kind in the region around this isolated hamlet of 2,000. So when I was there on a business trip, everything I saw was knee-level or lower. That means when autumn arrives, the place to look is straight down at the ground. I saw artistic possibilities in how the brilliant red vegetation snaked amongst the giant rock formations that litter the Arctic landscape.
The mostly blue sky was troublesome; a vast swing from polarized dark on one side to light on the other. Rather than manually trying to fix it – and create a noticeable mottled effect and colour shift – I simply replaced it using Photoshop. I have no qualms about this because I’m trying my imperfect best to be a fine art photographer and that means interpreting a scene, rather than simply documenting it.
Nikon D7100, polarizing filter.

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