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catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson November 02, 2016
Fabulous. Love it.
ritabaker PRO+
 
ritabaker August 19, 2017
Ah, so miss home when I see photos like this.. great shot!
p_eileenbaltz
 
p_eileenbaltz September 04, 2017
Beautiful work!

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken above the Wehlgrund in Saxon Switzerland (a hilly climbing area and national park in the border area between Germany and the Czech Republic), near the famous Bastei vista point.
Time
It was just half an hour before noon. We were a group of photographers which met for a long weekend in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. We started before sunrise at the Bastei area and then walked over to the Wehlgrund to get some photos of the Wehlnadel, a famous climbing rock.
Lighting
The light wasn't perfect, the whole day was a bit overcast, no nice blue postcard sky with white clouds, but we just had that weekend, so we tried to make the best out of it.
Equipment
I used a Nikon D700 with a 16-35mm/f4 lens. Mounted on a tripod (I stepped down to f9, to get the whole scene sharp and ended up with 1/30s). In order to balance the light, I used a graduated filter to prevent the sky from getting overexposed.
Inspiration
We were some hobby phographers on a photo forum user group meeting / excursion. So I was surrounded by other photographers. As you often see just the end results of nature photographers, I found it interesting to document the process of creation. Especially as this photographer (a local) was standing only a few inches away from a steep cliff...
Editing
Only some slight contrast / color adaptions
In my camera bag
On this excursion I had a backpack full with my D700, several lenses from a fisheye to a 70-200mm/2.8, and a tripod. Later I decided that I'd prefer som lighter equipment. So I checked out the Micro Four Thirds system and found it "good enough" for my needs. So I switched to an Olympus E-M1 with a bunch of lenses. Now it is more easy to take some different lenses with me on a trip without doing some body building first ...
Feedback
When I take photos, I try to think in stories. My father is an avid hobby movie maker, so as he probably as influenced me in this (stuff like Shot-Reverse-Shot techniques). Especially with nature shots, it sometimes helps to include a person in the shot, e.g as references for size or as a contrast (if wearing appropriate clothes). It sometimes also help - especially when photographing famous landmarks - to turn around and look at the behavior of the spectators.

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