Good Sunday morning,
I hope you’re having a great weekend!
I wanted to share an image that I created during our New River Gorge Photography Workshop a few weeks ago. We stopped at one of our locations and I set a shot up for the group. I focused on composition to show everyone what I was seeing at this location. I have three things happening in this image:
- A hint of foreground leaves
- The nice “C” curve of the falls
- And the brilliant fall colors of the tress in the background.
I always ask people where’s “the magic” (as I like to call it) or what attracted them to this scene. Because this dictates where you place your horizon line. When on location I determine “what is the most important element” and for me it’s the falls. So when I compose this image I will allow more weight to the falls. Two thirds foreground / falls and one third to the autumn colors in the background. I also like how the foreground leave complement the autumn colors in the background.
I hope this little tip helps and want to thank you for stopping by and reading!
- Nikon D800
- Tamron Lens SP 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm
- Gitzo Tripod
- Aperture – f/16
- Exposure – 3 seconds
- Singh Ray LB Color Combo Polarizer
- Cable Release
Best of Light,