Yesterday, I walked out for miles and miles into the country outside the village where I live. I went with my Fuji S9600, my new budget wide angle lens, and my Manfotto tripod. I had big ideas and ambitious intentions. I was determined to get a fantastic landscape shot of the snowy barren wilderness no matter what, and felt this was my last chance. Sadly, despite that my camera is good, it’s not good enough really to get the kind of shot I want. It’s not a 21 mega pixel, it does not go up to F21. It’s a 12 megapixel camera and only goes up to F11.
Still, I did my best. What I was able to capture, if not in clarity, sharpness and range, was the earie and ghostly luminosity of a snow covered landscape. The poor light and visibility added to the effect. Here are a couple of images to illustrate. The blurring around the edges of one of the shots is due to the digital zoom at max whilst the wide angle lense was on.
I shot in RAW and used a manual white balance, and did only a very little editing in PS, just adjusted the exposure a little.
Despite my dissapointment, I took a lot of shots and they have given me some great inspiration for a painting. I don’t do landscape painting anymore, being predominantly an abstract artist, but I am fired up to undertake something using this subject matter..and I think I need a big canvas to do it.
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