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Phillipsburg Valley, MT

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Landscape Photography: Shooting From Dawn to Dusk taught by Rick Sammon

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Category Photography
Theme Nature & Landscape
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Can you tell us about any special equipment or techniques that you used? Nikon D800 camera and Nikon AF-S 70-200 f/4 VR lens with polarizer, on Really Right Stuff tripod with Really Right Stuff ballhead, using mirror lockup and remote release.

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What are you most proud of? The ability to slow down, compose my photos with an eye like a painter, set up properly with a tripod, use mirror lock up, use a cable release, and make the best photo that I can. This also assumes that I set a sufficiently small aperture, and focus approximately 1/3 into the scene so as to try to ensure that I get both the foreground and background in focus.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Listen carefully to, and practice all of the methods the Rick recommends.

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Nice composition. The fence line pulls your eye right into the frame. The bright foreground gives it tremendous depth. What kind of processing did you use?

09/28/2013 Flag

Hi......thanks for the kind comments. First I processed in Lightroom 5, then brought in to Photoshop CS6 for some layers work. Finally, I added a few tweaks using the plug-in Nik Color Efex Pro.

10/04/2013 Flag

Add some Clarity to this image and it will really pop!

10/16/2013 Flag