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on Jun 30, 2009 in Landscape Photography

Playing PT Hookie

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The art of the landscape, that’s the mission with the multiple day PT we’re conducting right now. My mission today kinda made me think of this video.The challenge is to help a new landscape photographer see the landscape, feel the landscape, so you can through his images.

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The challenge is even greater for the PT who has to avoid becoming frustrated as he looks so hard for images that for me are easy to find or dismiss. That time thing, time behind the viewfinder, time at the computer, it catches up with you in time.

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What am I talking about, time catches up with you? The more you put in, time, the less time it takes to make the image. Landscape photography, which I’m not an expert at  just very comfortable with, is this romance which while it needs technical support, it comes to life only when wooed.

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Take these four images, only the top one do I think much of. It has some character in the light, ripples and tonality. The next one is an HDR experiment which, well, I’ll leave it at that. Then there is that reflection thing. I dunno, it was purty when I looked at it. Lastly is another HDR experiment, wanted to see what would happen doing a water blur with blown out highlights. We’ll mark that down as a work in progress.

And my student, continues putting in the time behind the camera so he can put in the time behind the computer so he can go out behind the camera and move one more notch up the ladder to where he thinks I am and he wants to be. It’s that photography thing.

Photos captured by D3x, 14-24AFS/45PC-E/70-300VR/24PC-E on Lexar UDMA digital film

PS…I’m very foruntate, this is our backyard