I lied to you

I recently wrote that light it the most important thing in landscape photography. I must admit – I didn’t tell you whole story. Sometimes there are other factors which are more important: texture, detail or as in the photo above – contrast. Of course contrast is created by light & shadows (so to some extent I was telling the truth) but in this case the colours aren’t that important. When I view above image in full size on my 24-inch monitor the first thing I’m paying attention to is contrast and how it helps in emphasizing rocks structure.

EXIF data:
Camera: Canon 5D MK II
Lens: Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS USM
Focal length: 24 mm
Aperture: f/9.0
Exposure time: 1/6400 s
ISO: 500
Number of exposures: 5
E.V. Step: 1 EV
Flash used: no
Tripod used: no
Filters used: circular polarizing filter
Software: Magic Lantern 2.3, Photomatix Pro 4.2.5 (Details Enhancer), Lightroom 4.2, Photoshop CS6

2017-01-17T19:42:56+00:00 March 6th, 2013|Posted in: hdr, landscape, mountains, Tatra|
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13914277874281088717 Perry Bailey

    Saw this on G+. It’s an excellent image and really works in b/w. Like you said, the contrast really makes it work.