Wednesday Landscapes, 15 November 2017

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by Leslie Reid, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. You are invited to upload one or more of your landscape photos and, if you’d like, to accompany your image with some commentary: challenges you faced in making the image? your intent for the image? settings? post-processing decisions? why you did what you did? the place and time? or an aspect you’d like feedback on? And please feel free to ask questions of others who have posted images or to join the discussion. If you don’t feel like using words, that’s OK too—unaccompanied images (or unaccompanied words, for that matter) are also very much welcomed. As for the technicalities, the usual forum guidelines apply: files < 1 MB; image size <1000 px maximum dimension.


    This one was fairly uncomplicated. The fog was wafting in and out among the old-growth redwoods at Redwood National Park a few weeks ago, and the scene was changing radically minute by minute. I wanted the big old trees to have some definition to them, and I wanted places where the blue sky showed through. This was one of the initial exposures; the fog had pretty cleared up by about 15 minutes later. I didn’t do much in post-processing—I darkened the blues a bit and opened up the shadows. The only thing I agonized over was the crop—this is about half the frame, and I landed on this composition to shift the most unfogged tree away from the center of the image.

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  2. Leslie, it's fortuitous that you posted the photo you did as, like mine, it's a more square format. I rarely do landscape photos in non-rectangular ratios, but this one seemed to lend itself to more of a 4:3 ratio. Maybe it's because I love old movie westerns and most of my early exposure was watching them on a 60s b/w tv that this photo just seemed to lend itself to that aspect ratio. So, we'll start the week off with two similar formats, one a bit more arid than the other!

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  3. untitled--4.jpg Mt. Herard, Great Sand Dunes NP
     
  4. I was hiking to a higher location to photograph the sunrise above nearby hills, but the bright colors were over before I got there. The sunrise might look a bit oversaturated, but that's the way it looked, no adjustments were made to this image. sunrise 11-8-17.jpg
     
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  5. Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia fullsizeoutput_2775copy.jpg
     
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  7. This one was shot coincidentally on this date 2013! I mountain bike through this woods almost daily so I see all the seasons. This is the typical look of November: all the leaves are off the trees and coating the ground. All the colors are muted brown except for a pale blue sky. 11x16 woods in fall.jpg
     
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  8. Hello everyone. As Leslie & Fred G have shown, the square format from a 6x6 negative can be a power unto itself. Since retiring in 2000, I have always had a Yashica Mat in the right seat. During the last 7 years, a CMC folder in both 6x6 or 6x9 format has also been there. On "special" trips, the RB-67 kits will ride up front. 2k15-036-001ce.jpg Using the 6x6, I do not think of cropping the image, but thru proper film, filter choices, and developing, use the size to make a full size square print, usually 11x11. I find that many people react positively upon first seeing this "format" presented, fact is that these "square" prints sell better than the rectangular one's during my Hawaii events. My advice: do not toss out those "squared" cameras! Aloha, Bill
     
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  9. Here is a 6x9 folder shot at the same time as the 6x6 above. Film & exposure identical, but the horizontal format yields a print with totally 2k15-035-001 ce d3 x.jpg different visual effects. Bill
     
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  10. 41N102W
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    See for miles and hardly a tree to spoil the view
     

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