Photo of the Day – Light Mind, Rockefeller Preserve

July 28th, 2011 by Robert Rodriguez Jr.

 

Light Mind, Rockefeller Preserve

 

Light Mind, Rockefeller Preserve

Canon 1DS Mk III, 1/3 @f11, ISO 200, 24mm (EF24-105 f/4 L)

I’m always drawn to textures and colors, especially when the light helps accentuate them in an image. Back lighting is probably my favorite light to work with, though it is also the most difficult in my opinion. But there is no better way to bring out dimension and depth that really helps a viewer “step into” the scene photographed, both visually and emotionally.

I used an 2 stop graduated filter in the field to darken the sky, and then used Lightroom to dodge some areas around the trees that became too dark. I haven’t printed this image yet, but for sure the rich detail deserves at least a 24 x 36 print. I’ll share the specifics of how I print it, what paper I use, and how it turns out – thanks for reading!

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