Three Forks, Montana

Maple Seed Helicopters

May 02, 2021

It is with great relief that we picked up 3 1/2" of rain this week.  While other parts of the country are being flooded, here in New England we are in drought conditions.

During the rain I took the camera out and walked around the yard looking for any new growth that might be popping out because of the rain. It seems that we have a bumper crop this year of maple seed helicopters.  I hope that is a good thing, but was told by an arborist once that it may be a sign of stress.

Before and after, below: There was a lot of editing going on here.  I started and ended with Lightroom, but also boosted colors in Luminar using one of the filters, and reduced the noise of ISO 1000 with DeNoise AI from Topaz Labs:


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA "Maple Seed Helicopters"
April 29, 2021
Olympus E-M1
Olympus 12-100mm zoom @ 100mm (200mm equiv.)
F5.6 - 1/200sec - ISO1000
Edited in Lightroom, Topaz Denoise, and Luminar