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March 26, 2013 at 10:57 pm #18673
With the photograph presented I wanted to show a good composition of light and patterns.
I really wanted to capture that moment, of how mother nature can express itself in any way it so chooses.
I call this one.
“Expressions of Nature”
© S.D. Weather & Landscape Fine Art ImagingMarch 28, 2013 at 3:45 pm #21181Duncan RawlinsonKeymaster
Thanks for sending in this lovely image.
Here is the EXIF data:
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Date Time Original: 2013:03:20 04:07:25
Exposure Time: 1/125
F Number: f / 11
Exposure Program: Manual
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire
Focal Length: 35mm
White Balance: Manual white balance
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3000
Pixel X Dimension: 3868
Pixel Y Dimension: 1407
Date Time Digitized: 2013:03:20 04:07:25
Subsec Time: 50
Subsec Time Original: 50
Subsec Time Digitized: 50
Exposure Bias: -0.33
Max Aperture Value: 1.60
Light Source: Fine weather
Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor
Custom Rendered: Normal process
Exposure Mode: 1
Digital Zoom Ration: 1
Focal Length In 35mm Film: 52mm
Scene Capture Type: Landscape
Subject Distance Range: Unknown
YCbCr Positioning: 1
X Resolution: 72
Y Resolution: 72
Resolution Unit: 2
Date Time: 2013:03:26 17:48:00
Software: QuickTime 7.6.6
The first thing I noticed was that I really like the image. It feels right.
It looks like something you could hang on your wall but I was curious, how come you chose black and white for this image?
The main thing here is that the image is technically sound if just every so slightly underexposed. I like how sharp the image. Razor sharp images like this are just lovely.
From a compositional perspective everything is well laid out and perfectly positioned.
One concern would be the aspect ratio of the image. There are no rules for aspect ratios but using a ratio that is unusual may limit your ability to make prints and good sizes etc. Stick to the common aspect ratios like 16:9 3:2 or 1:1 etc.
I’m curious about your thoughts on the black and white choice.
Thanks!March 29, 2013 at 8:07 am #21183
I’m really glad you enjoyed the image! I chose black & white for this image because I really like the balance monochrome brings to the photograph. Like a Clyde Butcher photo for example, a really pleasing photo with a unique mood and character.
In this case not just with this shot but many other past shots, I will do a color version as well to showcase a more lively mood from the photo. It’s really neat how black & white can reveal a whole new character and feel to the photograph. 🙂March 29, 2013 at 8:13 am #21184
Now with the aspect ratio I know the dimensions might be a bit awkward. For what’s it worth that’s the way It needed to be. Given that I cropped the image to make it a panoramic style. 🙂
With this image as well as another photo that I”ll tag you in on my page. I am able to still able to print a big detailed 16×38 print outs!
Can’t wait to start the next assignment. 🙂
Thanks!April 2, 2013 at 4:32 pm #21182Duncan RawlinsonKeymaster
Awesome stuff here. Keep em sharp and keep shooting!!!!
I love your photo and I hope to see more like it!
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