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Along the Blue Ridge

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An overlook on Blue Ridge Parkway

Created in this Craftsy Course

Shooting Intimate Landscapes taught by Rob Sheppard

Turn the ordinary into the extraordinary! See beauty on a small scale and find intimate landscapes anywhere with photographer Rob Sheppard.

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Category Photography
Theme Nature & Landscape
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What is exciting or interesting to you about your photo(s)? The contrast between the trees and rocks. This was taken at the back of an overlook. The "view" was behind me but was less interesting.

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Can you tell us about any special equipment or techniques that you used? Basic 10-20 mm wide angle on a Canon 70D with tripod

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I like your idea of working the textures and lines of the scene. The composition shows this nicely. The challenge is the light and exposure -- they are combining to flatten out tonalities and make the photo look very gray and with low contrast. You wanted to show the contrast between trees and rocks, but the low contrast of the scene does not show that well. The blacks need to be fully black and the bright areas need to be bright for the contrast to be fully revealed in the photo. This is not a "digital" thing, but something that has been part of photography for a very long time. Ansel Adams explains the reasons for this quite well in his photo series, The Camera, The Negative and The Print (all of which are still in print and valuable today to the digital photographer for Adams' insights).

06/04/2014 Flag