Lloyd Delaney  


STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST by Lloyd Delaney

September 2020 - STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST

About the Image(s)

It was shot at a small creek near Longbarn, CA in the Stanislaus National Forest at a little after 6 a.m. I used an Olympus E-M1X with an Olympus 12-40 mm F 2.8 lens. The exposure was .6 second at f/8.0 and the focal length was 12 mm. It is a panorama of 6 images shot from my tripod in the portrait position.
I downloaded the images into lightroom and used it’s photo merge panorama feature to combine the images. I let the program fill up to the borders.
I then worked with the image to adjust the lighting and then did the crop.


9 comments posted




Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
Very interesting and a good panorama with good exposure. I think I would like it better if the bottom was cropped off just below the tree trunk and rock. It would also be nice if the sky were not quite so bald. However, overall I like the image.   Posted: 09/05/2020 20:50:44



Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
So much to look at in this photo. I would probably done a closer crop too. I might even crop out that big tree on right and the bottom almost to the large rock. This is just my personal taste. I can just hear the crickets and the stillness.   Posted: 09/06/2020 15:57:25
Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
For me this image is about the leading line from the mid-bottom left into the scene. I shot it from a low angle to get the water, reflections, roots, and trunks. In the little canyon, there was no real sky, just lots more tree branches going up. The triangle formed by the foreground rock, the big tree trunk and the skinny tree in the back with the orange leaves are my first, second and third points of interest. After that, there is a lot of detail to get lost within.
I can see the crop you are suggesting and my intention was to provide a broader view. Thank you for the feedback.   Posted: 09/06/2020 17:23:13
Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
I think you accomplished your goal. I was only saying what I would have done. I hope what I sad was not offensive. Think you did a great job of accomplishing your goals! Good job!   Posted: 09/06/2020 19:17:53



Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
I am not at all offended, I welcome input. If I have to explain my intent, I must have not made it clear in the picture. Thanks again, Lloyd   Posted: 09/06/2020 19:49:04



Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Nice image with a lot of detail and sharp focus throughout. I am wondering why you needed to shoot it as a panorama rather than a single landscape shot.   Posted: 09/06/2020 21:50:36
Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
Good question. I had a 12-40 mm lens on micro 4/3 camera. I could not take in the whole scene. So I, used a tripod and set it to a portrait view and took enough images to get what I wanted. Beside that, I wanted to try that technique. It works.   Posted: 09/06/2020 22:57:50



Emily Kawasaki   Emily Kawasaki
This is a beautiful scene. I love how the bright green leaves contrast to the muted tones of the ground and trees. The reflection in the creek also brings in the light from the sky. This is a really crisp, clear capture. Your method for capturing the image (merge 6 shots into a panorama) is really interesting and worked really well. Kudos, Great shot!   Posted: 09/14/2020 10:45:40



Jean Armstrong   Jean Armstrong
Makes me want to take a walk in the woods, I can smell the trees and the fresh air. thank you for taking us there.   Posted: 09/14/2020 15:11:17



 

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