Thursday, September 19, 2013

Blending In


The pine trees planted in perfectly straight rows at the back of this field caught my attention and I thought they would make a nice backdrop. Then I noticed the big tree on the right side of the field. It was blending in too much with the other trees in the first shot and I wanted to isolate it.

1/8 sec. f/11 ISO 100


This was a situation where a zoom lens alone wasn't going to accomplish what I wanted. A simple change of position, however, did the trick. My point? I don't really have one other than don't always take all of your photos from one spot.

1/20 sec. f/11 ISO 200


1/20 sec. f/8 ISO 100



24 comments:

Joop Zand said...

Good shots Brian.... well done.....the green color is very nice.

Greetings from Holland, Joop

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Terri Buster said...

I see what you mean- that last shot really brings out the details of the scene.

Montanagirl said...

Wow - what a difference it makes to change one's position. Now that middle photo is my favorite!!

Jan n Jer said...

It is amazing how a different angle can give a photo a much better appearance. Great comparison Brian!

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow, moving to that last position makes all the difference in the world. What a great shot and a good lesson.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful. Point of view can make a big difference.

TexWisGirl said...

no, you made a very good point and illustrated it perfectly. and you should link this to friday's fences this afternoon (for the last shot). love the lines of the pine trunks, too.

From The Heart said...

All the photos are beautiful. And the last one is gorgeous!
I really enjoy seeing your photography..in my opinion you are one of the best! Keep shooting!

Kerri Farley said...

You really illustrated this well with your images! It really DOES blend in - in that first shot!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Looks like your in my neck of the country with these pictures Brian. You should of knocked on my door.

We could have had tea or coffee for you.

Excellent.

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

Amazing what you can get when you move your feet a little. I often forget to change my vantage point. Great tip and photos!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Brian Yes you needed the tree to be a point of dominance to make the shot great.

Cynthia C said...

Thank you for the reminder to move around more. Trees never move so we have to do it for them. lol

eileeninmd said...

Great shots, Brian! I like that you singled the tree out, great views. Have a happy day!

Amy Burzese said...

Great illustration. The composition on the last one says a lot. There are several things to see. The large tree, the fence, the pines all lined up in two directions, and a little fog too.

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Who knew the big tree was outstanding in his field? I think it's call perspective? enJOYed of course.

TheChieftess said...

Really nice shots!!! And so true!!! Even in macros!!!

Debbie said...

great tip brian, your right...i sometimes surprise myself!!

Timur said...

Hello...

These are wonderful landscape photos ! Great :)

Greetings from Germany

Stewart M said...

Nice to see the evolution of an image.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I didn't notice the fence until the last shot.

Ida said...

Wow that change of position made all the difference. You can really see the other tree and the even rows of the pine trees perfectly in that last shot.

Connie Smiley said...

Beautiful, and a good point well illustrated!