Wednesday Landscapes, 5 June 2019

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by Leslie Reid, Jun 5, 2019.

  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.

    I enjoy photographing waves, despite the cold, wet feet (no matter how high your boots are, they’re 1/2” too short). But it sure is frustrating—waves are not inclined to pose. I spend a lot of time watching in order to figure out the wave timing and recognize the patterns most likely to recur. But even then, no two waves behave the same, so compositional “planning” has a lot more in common with wishful thinking than I'd like to admit. This image is from just north of Trinidad on the California coast, and the wet sand is so dark because it's reflecting a shaded conifer forest on the shore.
  2. After a long flight followed by a long drive we arrived at our destination on the Oregon coast. We had a few hours of sun light and tried to make the most of it. Good thing we did as we didn't see Sol for another 5 days. We got to our place, dropped the bags, grabbed a camera, and headed to the beach in Seal Rock to stretch the legs and feel the salty air. It's a fairly quiet beach, even during tourist season and we were out there each morning and evening. I left all filters in the bag and didn't think about shooting into the sun with the ocean reflecting everything.....nope, just grab the camera and get on the beach. It was fine. I also love shooting wave action but must travel to do so. They are iresistable wonders of nature that fill all the senses and keep us coming back for more.

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  3. Hummm ... I don't remember that moment of sun. For the most part the sky looked more like
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  4. BB.jpg Ben Bulben, Sligo, Ireland. Still looking for the best vantage point.
  5. A different version of this photo has appeared on PN before, it was Leslie's reference to wet feet that made me resurrect it. I was concentrating on aligning the sun in the water and was swamped by the tide just when pressing the shutter. Less than a second later the view was gone and I had a shoe full of sea. I reworked it because on reflection the colour balance wrong and I was unhappy with the crop.
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  6. This is a companion image to the one currently under consideration in the Seeking Critique forum, captured last March from Zabriskie Point in Death Valley National Park, California.
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  7. But Laura has the pictures to prove that moment!
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  8. LOL. You know, it's entirely possible that he really did miss that moment. I took 2 shots,( one posted) and they were the last images of the day. I'm always stopping and dawdling while he continues on. He was probably in the woods by then, where the sun don't shine. :rolleyes:
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  10. This has good overall design with the fore, mid, and back grounds sharing a common form, but differentiates by colour and angles to give depth. Good choice of time of day when the shadows deliniate the drama in the subforms/textures.
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    I am a beginner and this is one of my favourite landscape. I know it is not perfect but I still have a long way to go
  12. I think you've conveyed the beauty of this location very well, and I particularly like your decision to include the foreground bench--the way the shapes in the back of the bench echo the shapes in the windows is wonderful.
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  13. Simon, if you would like more in-depth feedback, consider submitting some images (one at a time) in the Seeking Critique forum. I know you'll receive valuable feedback.
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