Posts tagged “Landscape photography

Playing with Light (Three Photographs)

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Photography is all about light. Finding a subject where it and the light are the only focus is rare. I believe I have come close in these shots. Given a choice I would like to take more of these contrasty shots with different plants and flowers.

 


Brash (Two Photographs)

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It is said that perfect exposure is a matter of taste, that apart from generalities like “not too dark, not too bright”, there is really no rule of thumb for great exposures. It’s a result of a decision by the photographer. For years I preferred a slightly dark approach, while these days I like things just a bit brighter. These brash flowers are a good example.


Natural Bouquet (Three Photographs)

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There are any number of ways to shoot flowers; one of my favourites is to find a bunch of flowers and frame them to look like a natural bouquet. Good backgrounds, interesting colours also help make flowers stand out 🙂 


Nature (Two Photographs)

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I have this theory, born of walking through many reserves and forest trails, that nature has an uncanny ability to make us look around and make even the common interesting. I can walk the same path and something new will always show up.


Give Me Blue (Two Photographs)

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The problem with portrait versus landscape formats in photography is that often a subject lends itself more to one than the other, but not the format that your presentation requires. For example, landscape works well on the web and portrait in books and magazines. Here I just wanted a better perspective on the blue in the background, so I have a choice of framing.


Stalky (Two Photographs)

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The web is not friendly to photos in portrait format, unlike magazines and books. I try to avoid portrait format for photos I am likely to post. Here, however, is an interesting twist, a long tall object can sometimes look better in a horizontal landscape format.


Flowers (Two Photographs)

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In this case I think the black and white post processing has lead to more intimate views of the detail of the flowers. Experimentation with colour is possible but it frequently has an artificial aspect, whereas with black and white there is more leeway in the range of tonality you can choose from.