Wednesday Landscapes, 24 October 2018

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by Leslie Reid, Oct 24, 2018.

  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.

    Admittedly, the treatment here bumps this image up against the edge of the definition (actually, carefully left undefined) of “landscape photography,” but I’m letting it slip through the rather broad loophole provided by the definition (actually, also carefully left undefined) of “waterfall.” This is the reductio-ad-absurdum illogical conclusion to the sea-cave drip series I posted an image from last week. This one happened accidentally, and it lands in a weird area where an effort to achieve clinically sharp inadvertently resulted in strangely blurred. I was intending to freeze the drops with a fast strobe, and no matter what setting I used to shorten the flash duration, I ended up with motion-blur streamers…below the supposedly frozen drops. It turns out that there’s a brief die-off period after the strobe detonates, and the after-glow continued to slightly illuminate the falling drops. The streamers’ location under the drops looked awkward, though—they looked like they were falling upward. At last! A problem with an easy solution. Having thus already deviated significantly from reality, I cranked up saturation to the max to bring out the colors. Does anyone else find that they get waylaid by odd detours while out photographing landscapes?

  2. Haleakala Crater...not the best time of day to shoot, but that's a whole 'nother story. Shot with a Fuji GA645, Kodak Portra scanned on Epson V800

  3. Shiprock (Tsé Bitʼaʼí), Navajo Nation, New Mexico

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  4. Tony Parsons

    Tony Parsons Norfolk and Good

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    Weybourne Mill, Norfolk
  5. WestTexasWetLand102018_4_G2_1.jpg
    This is sunrise on a small river near El Paso Texas.
  6. M4, Nikkor 35mm, Portra800, Unicolor C-41. Torrey Pines.
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  7. Again, not exactly on point with Leslie's image, but involving falling water...

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  8. A color shot . . . . Shot at Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park, near Bar Harbor, Maine. DSCN0593 copy.jpg
  9. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Administrator Staff Member

  10. Fading fall colors, Snake River, Idaho snake overlook fall s.jpg
  11. E67EAE08-2CBA-4C2E-929D-A10C2191BEF5.jpeg Low clouds this morning - ISO 800 f/4.0 1/25600 Sony RX10 III
  12. I just visited Cade's Cove (unfortunately because of the hot summer with very little fall color). Two mornings were foggy but while I love fog, I am never sure how to handle it. Is it just the ghostly trees in the fog? That doesn't really work too well as an image. How high key should the photos be? What actually works in Fog? Well here I decided Cade's Cove is a lot about the road, so this one shows the road disappearing through the fog. Plus in the cove, dodging the cards is sometimes pretty tough. Leica M10, 50/2 Summicron. How do you handle fog?

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