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Feb 19, 2013 11:45 |  #1

I am normally a bird/wildlife shooter, but I am trying to open myself up to more since I am heading to Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore, Badlands, etc, this summer.

I realize it is not the most exciting subject, but please provide feedback overall on the technical details that I need to be aware of when shooting wide open landscapes.
Maybe it is just me, but I don't feel that it captures the scene, or specifically the roll of the landscape.

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Feb 20, 2013 06:19 |  #2

Well, like you said, it's not the most exciting subject. Placing the horizon line lower or higher would help. Getting lower to the ground near an interesting plant would add something as well. Did you use a polarizer? Those really make a difference in shots like this.

All the compositional tricks in the world won't turn an average scene into something wonderful. I'm sure you'll find lots of interesting stuff where you're going this summer. Wait for good light (sunrise or sunset), use something interesting as a foreground subject, get low, horizon line either in the top or bottom third of the frame, and most definitely use a tripod.

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Feb 20, 2013 07:37 |  #3

gibbit1 wrote in post #15630975 (external link)
Getting lower to the ground near an interesting plant would add something as well. Did you use a polarizer? Those really make a difference in shots like this.

All the compositional tricks in the world won't turn an average scene into something wonderful. I'm sure you'll find lots of interesting stuff where you're going this summer. Wait for good light (sunrise or sunset), use something interesting as a foreground subject, get low, horizon line either in the top or bottom third of the frame, and most definitely use a tripod.

Don't forget to have fun.

Thank you, that is what I was looking for. Yep, I knew this image was kinda generic. I also knew I could not change that it was dull, but I was looking for a couple of key thoughts to have in my mind when I put the camera to my face to click the shutter.


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