Haru Nagasaki  

Foggy Turret Arch by Haru Nagasaki

February 2021 - Foggy Turret Arch

February 2021 - Haru Nagasaki


About the Image(s)

A brief description about the image: A shot of Turret Arch in Arches National Park with evening light.
D700 ISO200 @300mm f/9 1/320 handheld

7 comments posted

Ata Kemal Sahin   Ata Kemal Sahin
It looks like two different stories in one frame ie red-rock arches and La Sal Range. We discover an amazing landscape of contrasting colors and land forms with your post, thank you Haru. I think, there is some evening fog over the foothills of mountains which makes Turret Arch more prominent.

Your camera adjustments are ok at 300 mm; but you could try a bit higher aperture, higher ISO by keeping same speed as it was a handheld shot. Anyway, your shot and editing are definitely ok.

Thanks for sharing Haru.   Posted: 02/01/2021 02:25:36
Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Thank you, Ata for your comment. I was lucky to be there to capture this.   Posted: 02/10/2021 19:20:25

Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
(Groups 83 & 87)
Hello, Haru. First, it was very important you chose an aperture that gave you both control over a fairly deep (Dof) while keeping the speed Fast, as this was hand held: you were lucky it was bright enough for this particular execution.

The contrast in BW tone between the foreground and back ground mountains makes this composition one that creates a dialogue: here we are presented a very unusual natural rock formation (near-field) juxtaposed with the smoother, and partially obscured by fog, distant mountains. For sure it must have been a pleasure to experience this in real-time, and thank you for capturing it for all of us to enjoy.   Posted: 02/06/2021 04:49:52

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
Interesting composition with the very special rock formations in the foreground and the majestic mountains in the background. Under the circumstances, you have succeeded well with the sharpness and depth of field, even though the mountains are slightly soft. f/16 and a higher ISO might have solved this.   Posted: 02/09/2021 15:44:32
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
(Groups 83 & 87)
"Points to Ponder":
A very important point you bring up: if in fact the photographer's point was to have a slightly soft background to contrast the foreground, then even a larger aperture (smaller F/stop) would help here. But if the the intent was to capture a Focused foreground and background, then indeed, a smaller aperture (larger F/stop) needs to be tested.

And why when I shoot I always use the most powerful tool in our bags, "Bracketing", a stable tool most valuable when shooting film, but less used in 21st Century photography.

  Posted: 02/10/2021 06:29:35
Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Thank you, Lance and Arne, for your comments.
Actually I shot with different combination of f stop, ISO, and SS.
Arne is right in that background sharpness is a bit loose.
My main focus was to ensure the sharpness of foreground but keep ISO low value to maintain the quality of the image.
I end up giving up the sharpness of the background.
I wish I have tripod with me at that time.
As Lance said, I would try bracketing next time.
Thank you for your comment again.   Posted: 02/10/2021 19:27:38
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
(Groups 83 & 87)
Haru, one more important photography concept relative to this discussion: the "Hyperfocal Distance" principles: for a very good overview from my personal perspective on the subject, see my Bulletin Board post on DD-87 General. I am the Administrator there and also for DD-83 Mono. By all means, reach back out to me for further discussions.   Posted: 02/14/2021 04:42:39


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