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on Sep 19, 2017 in Landscape Photography

The Long Landscape

The Palouse
captured by D850 / 80-400VRII

The Palouse continues to be a spectacular tapestry providing amazing patterns and textures at every turn! There are said to be over 3k square miles of this rolling hills and I plan on seeing as much of it as I can. Now the challenge is how to bring what I’m seeing and feeling back in my photographs to share with you! As I mentioned in my Podcast51, the Long landscape is just one way I plan on doing this. It’s in principle really simple using the D850 & 80-400VRII as the cornerstone.

The Palouse
captured by D850 / 80-400VRII

It all starts by seeing the pattern, texture, alure of the Palouse with your imagination. Next is to pull out the tools which include camera gear, proper long lens technique and Digital Darkroom knowledge to frame up that photograph in the viewfinder. Now, why is digital darkroom in this equation? Because some finishing is required to bring out some drama in the clouds and you need to know that before you go click to help with the arranging of the elements. When you’re shooting at a locale like The Palouse the long landscape is easier than some locations but it’s a technique that can be used anywhere. And even though it is raining, thunder and lightning, we keep being offered up more and more opportunities around every turn. It’s up to us photographers to bring that back to share with you and one of the key techniques will be the long landscape.