In advance of my upcoming article on the directionality and quality of light, composition, and mood, I decided to post a landscape photograph to invite our readers to share their thoughts on how this photo was visualized and constructed. I made this particular photograph at one of my favorite subjects – the coastal bluffs at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve in San Diego, CA.
The answer has been posted here.
As you study this image, are there any salient features of the light, contrast, textures, and angle of view? What tools could have been manipulated to create this exposure and print? Any thoughts on the exposure strategy and post-processing (if any)? Hint: one shot, one exposure – as I do with all of my photographs – in the classic tradition.
Please, stay tuned for the answer next week.
For some reason, I am thinking IR film and a 4×5 view camera. I don’t know why exactly, it just seems like it to me.
If a digital, I’m going to go with using the R channel for a B&W image. I still like the 4×5 view idea though.
I believe it was shot with a digital camera, using a graduated ND filter judging by the fast changing line in the sky to the left of the hill. Mid afternoon based on the shadow location. Black and white post. Most likely a tripod was used given the level of detail of the people on the beach.
The light location picks up a lot of detail on the hill, but overall the pictures is too dark. Was this pictures shot in the winter?
I’d say slightly wide angle lense at about chest high, looks like about 3 in the afternoon sunlight, based on the wave movement in the background about 125th or a second, lense well stopped down for the depth of field. Obvious use of some filtration if it were a film shot and I’m not sure it isn’t I’d say a 25 A red filter based on the shadows and deep sky value. As on old time landscape photographer for over 40 years i could say alot more. Happy to see someone enjoying their hobby.