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The towering pines at Breenhold Gardens

The towering pines at Breenhold Gardens
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Dpaulinos
 
Dpaulinos September 07, 2018
Parabéns. Bom tiro.
ambertrudi
 
ambertrudi September 09, 2018
Wow!!!
Lilakate PRO
 
Lilakate Nov 14
Awesome

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken at Breenhold Gardens in Mount Wilson during their autumn season where they open the gardens up to the public.
Time
This was taken about mid morning while the sun was still reasonably low in the sky.
Lighting
With the sun staying lower in the sky as we were heading towards winter, there was me nice natural light that was filtering through the pines.
Equipment
This was shot in a Fujifilm X-T2 with the Fujifilm 55-200mm lens. I kept the camera still on a tripod, and use a circular polariser to cut some of the glare.
Inspiration
I've always wanted to photograph in pine forests. We don't have too many of them close to where I live. When I saw this narrow stand of pines I just knew there was an opportunity to showcase their size. Having a tolerant partner who is willing to stand in the right place helps and give a sense of scale.
Editing
Very little processing was done to the image in Lightroom. Some balancing of shadows and highlights. Adding in contrast and sharpening helps with this lens as it can be a bit soft.
In my camera bag
Being a landscape photographer I normally have my camera and a 16-35mm lens (either full frame of equivalent). I use this combo the most. I do carry a telephoto lens and a macro lens for specific situations. I also have a number of neutral density graduated filters with me.
Feedback
Look for patterns and leading lines in the landscape. Think about the composition and find things that engage the viewer and make them think "wow". Colourful skies and scenes are wonderful I ntheir own right, but they are nothing without a strong composition.

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