Logs, Aquitaine, France, by landscape photographer Rick McEvoy – work the scene to get great results
A different shot today. While walking through a forest in Aquitaine, France, I noticed these logs. They were of interest to me. This is the close up portrait shot.
Below is the shot I posted previously of the same pile of logs.
Another example of working the scene. Two different views, two striking and interesting images. Which is good as the forest was rather dull to be completely honest with you. And the weather wasn’t great.
“So why were you there shooting?” I hear you ask??? Dull location, dull weather. What were you thinking?
But it does go to prove that you can find images anywhere you go, you just have to look.
And be patient.
And when you find something of interest take your time. Have a good look around. And try new angles and viewpoints. That is how I get interesting new landscape photography images, and the challenge of finding new angles, views and scenes keeps my work fresh.
And I apply this technique to my commercial photography work all the time.
One of my favourite shooting positions at the moment is with my camera held on the ground, either resting on something or me lying down on my latest piece if camera kit - a £5 groundsheet (see my post about my 10 favourite bits of photography kit not bought in a camera store) for more info in this!
Yesterday I got a great shot which I will process shortly using this very technique, catching a fleeting moment of special directional light.
The log shot was taken on my Canon 6D, 17-40mm F4L Lens, hand held, nice and close. Processing all done in Lightroom – this was a nice quick edit where I wanted to bring out the colours and details, and that is about it. Nice and easy, which is a great antidote for my recent epic construction photography editing workload! By the way the new batch of images I have produced I cannot post for a little while yet, for client confidentiality reasons, but they will be on my site soon.
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