Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Using Clouds to your advantage

What a difference in what 24 hours make. While walking my dog on Monday, I spotted a really neat scene of The Brothers in the Olympic Mountain range shrouded by a low-lying cloud layer.  After the walk, I loaded by gear into the car and headed to a high vantage point where I could get a much clearer picture of the mountains. The low cloud layer is what really makes this photograph stand from the one I took 24 hours later. I used my 400mm f2.8 with a 1.4 converter to get a tighter shot of the mountains. Keep on the lookout for clouds and when ever possible add them into your landscapes to dramatize and enhance the terrain.

For all who’s interested in what setting I used, here they are:
Date: 8/23/10
Time: 9:00:54
Model: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
Serial #:
Firmware: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh
Frame #:
Lens (mm): 560
ISO: 160
Aperture: 32
Shutter: 1/60
Exp. Comp.: -1.3
Flash Comp.:
Program: Aperture Priority
Focus Mode:
White Bal.:
ICC Profile: Adobe RGB (1998)