Telephoto landscapes, part two.

A continuation of using telephotos to isolate sections of the landscape.

This shot is from a couple of years ago. I had gone down to the dock at Bluewater Park in Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula for the sunrise. There was a good display of autumn colour on the Niagara Escarpment so once the sun was up I put a super telephoto lens on the tripod and started isolating sections.

This allowed me to focus attention on the autumn colour while having a thin strip of water along the bottom of the frame and a small section of sky at the top giving the trees some context.

The rock edge of the Escarpment is visible center left of the frame with a couple of large boulders that have fallen from the rock face at the waters edge.

A section of autumn colour on the Niagara Escarpment.

Trees and mist.

Alternatively, part one of using a telephoto to isolate sections of the landscape as this may be an ongoing topic.

For this shot I was on a local back road looking for Eastern Meadowlarks during the golden hour one morning. I noticed the low sun was illuminating some distant trees with patches of mist amongst them.

Having a long telephoto on the tripod I started framing some of the trees and mist patches.

Mist patches in trees at sunrise.

An impression of trees, part two.

Continuing my experiments of deliberate camera movement during exposure. For this shot I framed a group of thin tree trunks and panned the camera up in the direction of the trunks as I released the shutter.

The settings for this shot were an exposure time of 1/3 of a second with an aperture of f/5.6 at 100 ISO.

Abstract tree trunks.

Week 33. An impression of trees.

Several evening walks in cloudy, dull weather during week 33 saw me experimenting with deliberate camera movement during exposure. I was panning the camera up or down, trying to get the camera movement to follow the direction of the tree trunks.

I ended up taking quite a few photos over three evenings and discovered that the results were different each time due in part to the strength and quality of the light. The other variable was I used different lenses, apertures and changed the ISO between the evenings. Having had fun experimenting maybe I should make notes and try to analyse the settings I have used already.

The settings for this shot were 1/4 second exposure at f/5.6 and 100 ISO.

Abstract trees.