Jean Wu  

Reflection (Shiretoko NP - Hokkaido, Japan) by Jean Wu

June 2020 - Reflection (Shiretoko NP - Hokkaido, Japan)

About the Image(s)

This image was taken at Shiretoko National Park in Hokkaido, Japan ( I visited Japan many times and Hokkaido is one of my favorite location. The image was taken close to the end of May in afternoon when snow on the mountains were not completely melted. Technical info: AV mode, 1/250 @ f/7.1, ISO 100, Focal Length 24.0mm, Metering Mode: Evaluative.

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9 comments posted

Jerry Paskowitz   Jerry Paskowitz
Jean, my sense is that I wish you had captured another image of the scene to the immediate left and stitched a panorama of the mountains, lake and middleground. The exposure is good, but I think the capture may have been improved by stopping down to f/11 or f/16, and an ISO of perhaps 800 if you were concerned with handheld shake. Landscape scenes like this are generally best made with a sturdy tripod.....   Posted: 06/02/2020 16:41:22

Jean Wu   Jean Wu
I agreed about using tripod! My camera and 2 lenses weight almost 13 lbs. I don't carry tripod most of the time and I use monopod sometime as it is much easier to carry and can serve as walking stick sometimes :-). When I travel with a non-photographer group it is usually not enough time to do what I want. Anyway, there are still many improvements I need to do in my photography skill. I appreciate your comment and I will keep that in mind next time I go out for landscape shot.   Posted: 06/04/2020 15:31:16

Michael Nath   Michael Nath
Very well done Jean. Echoing Jerry's suggestion and agreeing with you about walking with non-photographers, try adjusting your settings while you walk and talk with the group. If you want a larger depth of field, stop down and count how many stops you adjust the aperture. In this case, 2 stops from f7 to f16. Then increase your ISO the same number of stops, in this case from ISO 100 to ISO 400 (the number doubles with each stop). Your shutter speed does not change and 1/250 is plenty fast for a 24mm lens being hand held. Beware, once they see your images, all the non-photographers will be asking YOU for help with their photography.   Posted: 06/09/2020 23:27:04
Jean Wu   Jean Wu
Thanks for your comment. Sometime I hesitated to bump up ISO and adjusting F-stop. I try to keep ISO at 100 when light is good. With current camera I have, the higher ISO should not create noise issue. I certainly will try yours and Jerry's suggestion next time. There are so much to learn. The more you learn the less you know. :-)   Posted: 06/10/2020 09:47:35

Dan Mottaz   Dan Mottaz
Hi Jean, you have a very good eye for seeing nice landscapes. I always enjoy your unique perspective of framing. However, I do agree with Jerry about taking another shot of the left. the image feels incomplete on the left side. I completely understand the limitation of a non-photographer tour. But for future reference, when you're on your own, choose your time according to the best light. Another capture of the left side taken during the golden or blue hour would have made a terrific photo.   Posted: 06/11/2020 09:21:55
Jean Wu   Jean Wu
Thanks Dan.   Posted: 06/11/2020 15:09:00

Ed O’Rourke   Ed O’Rourke

There is a lot for me to like in this photo, and I agree with the comments that preceded mine. What impresses me most is the composition with the layering of textures and colors, with the smooth blue water, the brown grasses above that, then the green of the band of trees, followed by the brown and whites of the snow capped mountains, and then topped to the blue of the sky. Good Job

The only change I might recommend would be to crop up from the bottom a bit to eliminate the stretch of grass on the bottom right, allowing the blue of the water to come all the way across the bottom   Posted: 06/16/2020 11:13:09
Jean Wu   Jean Wu
Thanks Ed.   Posted: 06/17/2020 15:01:18

Darcy Quimby   Darcy Quimby
I love the reflection of the mountains good capture.   Posted: 06/27/2020 18:45:27