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2 Comments |
dannyboyfraser Ultimate
 
dannyboyfraser July 06, 2017
Really interesting
MaxRastello
MaxRastello September 13, 2017
Many thanks to you
Malex
 
Malex August 01, 2017
Very atmospheric photo, great!
MaxRastello
MaxRastello September 13, 2017
Thanks so much
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Behind The Lens

Location

I made this shot in a large lawn, near a forest about 2km from my home.

Time

As it was early autumn damn soon. I moved to the area and to prepare to 6 / 6.30 am, and this shot is about 1 hour later. In addition, it was cold, the grass was very wet and I was in the shade.

Lighting

I waited for the sun would rise over the mountains, so that the light so arrivase diagonal to my position. I played with the effect of the lens flare, and lying on the ground I looked for the best angle.

Equipment

Nothing Expensive. I used Samsung NX10 mirrorless A combined with an old Russian objective era, a Helios 135 mm model 37a f / 3.5, I used part of my bag to come support, and of course a good pair of pants What fell short at least a little water , Although the fine I got wet, however, the ground was really wet.

Inspiration

Honestly the lens in my possession, which is really good as far as the bokeh, the light that was wonderful and that tide of drops present throughout the lawn. Then my mind recalled some time before seen shots made playing with luge and an old lens, so I told myself: the lens is here with me, the drops are, the light is coming, I probably bathe, what am I waiting ? And so came the shot.

Editing

Absolutely, EVERY single photo work, I remember that the raw is still negative, it must be finalized. I corrected lights, shadows and contrasts with DXO Optics Pro 10, together with the right shade of color, I wanted a deep green like what I had seen live, small and micro adjustments of contrast and sharpness mask; everything then finalized in Photoshop CC.

In my camera bag

Normally I carry with me a Canon EOS 7D and companion EOS 50D. Entrabe come with a battery grip, it adds weight, but for me it is a wonderful feeling of stability. As I have the following Canon lenses: 10-18mm IS STM, 50mm f / 1.8 STM, 55-250mm IS STM, 17-85mm IS USM. Lenses Vintage Zenith Helios 44-2 58mm f / 2 and a Ricoh XR 50mm f / 1.7, I love the 50 mm. A tripod Rolley in aluuminio and panoramic head Rollei ball. More cleaning cloths brush and always pump for cleaning, CF cards etc.

Feedback

First of all you will almost certainly get up early in the morning to take advantage of the frost, dew or rain of the night. You'll need a lens that has an interesting bokeh and a tendency to flare. This photo I shot at f / 8, then the lens must have a good bokeh even when you use a smaller aperture. After this you have to wait for the right light incident on the lens that is above the blades of grass and looking for the right angle of light on the lens and light on the subject. And of course if you need to be willing to get wet.

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