Cottonwood Detail

Cottonwood Detail

I recently watched a Ben Long video in Linkedin Learning that going back to old images and looking for the pictures within pictures. (I highly recommend Ben’s video’s in general and “The Practicing Photographer” series of weekly posts in particular.)

I found this detail of cottonwood trees along the Elwha River in Olympic National Park that I took over a year ago. I like it better without the clutter in the foreground and the distant ridge line. The background of a tree covered hillside is nice, the rest was just distraction.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 24-85mm set at 85mm
  • ISO 400 1/125 sec f/6.3

Winter Bench

Winter Bench

I took this image a while ago, but it has always been one that just yells LONELY

This is not a cry for company.. I was just going through my images looking for an images that conveyed the word “emotion” for a photo share group. I didn’t pick this one, but ended up with a couple that I thought evoked an emotion, rather than an image that depicted one.

  • Camera: Fujifilm X100T
  • ISO 1000 1/100 sec f/13

Natural Textures

Natural Textures

If you isolate a subject from everything around it, you can create an abstract image as a result of a lack of context. This is a shot of dried algae in a brackish beach pond. But it’s not about what the subject is, it’s about the textures.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R with 120mm macro
  • ISO 125 1/600 sec f/5.6

Misty Mountains

Misty Mountains

I really like the atmospheric effects in this image (the shades of grey fading into the distant mountains). It is one of the things I look for when shooting. That and the moments of light breaking through.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 400mm
  • ISO 400 1/800 sec f/14

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