#Landscapes 1

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A recent trip to California meant I was fortunate enough to go to Yosemite, one of the most stunning places in the world and if (like me) you are a fan of landscape photography then its a veritable mecca. I tried to do justice to one of the most famous landscape photographers who have gone before me, Ansel Adams. For this shot it was all split really, between what was going on above the water and what as going on in the reflections. I shot this image as two separate exposures and spliced them together. The water itself was quite murky so the exposure would have naturally been darker so by doing a few brackets I got the right exposure for the image. Whenever I try and shoot a landscape I try and make it as three dimensional as possible, for black and white images this is done by trying to build up the tonality of the image. Like the master printers gone before me, you dodge and burn areas to enhance the image and for me this shot was no different. I worked on the lighter and darker areas till i was satisfied the print was enhanced to the point where it was visually more impressive yet didn’t have a overly worked feel to it. Hope you like the results..

3 comments on “#Landscapes 1

  1. This is a beautiful photograph. Thank you for sharing the process used in producing the final product.

    • You’re welcome. Just started the blog today, I wanted to a) inform
      Clients what I am up to but also b) pass a little knowledge to people. Photographers can be quite a secretive lot so I thought it might be refreshing to show how I light and work on images. Thanks for the follow!

  2. Ros says:

    Beautiful xx

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