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on Apr 17, 2009 in Landscape Photography

When the clicks just aren't clicking

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It was one of those afternoons when, well, there just wasn’t anything interesting to stand in front of to make the clicks come easy. Been there, done that, a lot and know I will be there again. Not to worry, there is always something to experiment with to push the process. this is basically the shot I saw which is why we stopped in the first place. But what if I changed places and formats, does it make it worst of better?

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Nope, going down to the water’s edge and shooting horizontal doesn’t help a thing. In fact, made it worst because all interest is gone in the foreground and the background is lost in the light.

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The other thing that caught my attention when we stopped was the light streaming through the sage and the sign. I decided to explore the question “can I make this better” by switching lenses. I started with the 70-300VR taking a slice of the hillside. That done I decided going up and kissing the sign would be the opposite approach to the same image.

Attaching the 12-24AFS and bringing the shotgun customized sign up close brought up the sign but I lost the feeling of the backlit sage. I attached the flash but soon abandoned that because, well, even if I got the image right it wasn’t worth the effort. So for all my efforts to push, I was pushed back harder and all the clicks all went clack! And tomorrow, is another day to push again. That’s a good thing!

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