February 21, 2018
This entry was posted on February 21, 2018 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Log, Sand and Mud and was tagged with dead trees, Longboat Key, nature, photography, sand, Sarasota County.
Good image >>> love the little patches of warm colour. A 🙂
February 21, 2018 at 4:24 AM
Thank you, Adrian. Most of the dead trees in this area are not broken off like this, so this (these?) tree(s) really stood out.
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February 21, 2018 at 3:50 PM
The difference between this light and what I’m used to is so striking…the brightness, the deep shadows, the contrast. A whole ‘nother beast, and you do it proud. I like the way everything is flattened so that the shadow and wood grain both seem to be in the same plane.
February 21, 2018 at 8:53 PM
This light is what I will miss when I’m back in Ohio. They don’t call this the Sunshine State for nothing. Do you think the flattening is because of the strong light? Someone else told me this looked like a painting, and I wonder if they said that because of the flatness.
February 22, 2018 at 9:38 AM
It may have more to do with the lens and settings, because you can have that flattened effect without strong contrast. Your angle of view played a part, too – what if you shot it from really low? It would have been completely different, and I think it would have shown more depth, which you chose not to do (and I like that!). And the top is bright, so it comes forward, which helps flatten the image. Certain focal lengths and settings can compress the plane, but I’m not the person to expound on that! 😉
February 22, 2018 at 1:24 PM
I know that a telephoto lens can flatten a scene, but it may have to be a lens longer than the one I used to use, which only went to 180 mm. I never noticed a flattening effect with it, but then I mostly used it as a macro lens, which it also was. (I really liked that lens, but it doesn’t seem to work on my current camera.) But I digress. Yes, I can see that the angle of view would matter, especially here, where the tree and the sand are similar colors. They sink into each other.
February 23, 2018 at 10:23 AM
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