Monday, April 12, 2010

Foreground in the Landscape

First of all, an exciting announcement: I finally buckled and bought a Pro account on Flickr. The cool part of this is, (among other things) I can now upload my photos in their original resolution. Woot!

So one thing I learned while reading up on how to take better landscape photos is that you need to consider the foreground of the shot as well as the background. Having one point of interest in each area of the photo allows for a better picture that people are more inclined to look at for a long time.

click to enlarge, or see it on Flickr
Aperture: f/11
Shutter Speed: 1/250
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 18 mm

I'm not as happy with this photo as I was with this one, but it didn't turn out too bad, and it's a good one to illustrate this concept.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, the foreground anchors tell the story of depth and distance and magnitude as it relates to landscapes. It took me a while to get into the habit of establishing foreground objects. Another great capture here on your landscape using the foreground! Again, the b/w conversion really works here, and you did a nice job on it.


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