Darcy Quimby  

I Can See Forever by Darcy Quimby

September 2021 - I Can See Forever

September 2021 - Darcy Quimby


About the Image(s)

Camera:Canon EOS 80D
Lens Tamron 28-300mm
Settings:1/200 f22 ISO 250 28mm
This was taken this summer when we were in the badlands of South Dakota. I brought up the vibrance on the ranges and I also brought down the highlights in the clouds.

6 comments posted

Paul Smith   Paul Smith
How timely...I just booked a Workshop in the Badlands for next June. It looks like you had plenty of landscape options. Did you see bison, and their "red dog" babies? What recommendations would you make for "Best Lenses to Capture the Badlands"
Nice image.   Posted: 09/08/2021 10:37:56
Darcy Quimby   Darcy Quimby
As for the bison I spent about a month in Custer State Park and it was so amazing the amount of red dog babies this year. As for best lens that depends on what you are after. I used my Tokina 11-16 f2.8 for night, my daily go to was the tamron 28mm-300mm, and when I wanted the up close praire dogs I used my 150mm-600mm. So short answer would be a good zoom lens if you have to take just one.
Hope this helps.   Posted: 09/08/2021 17:21:26

Kelly Easler
Hello, Darcy! Gorgeous! I'd actually love to save this as a reference photo for a pastel piece. I was stationed in ND a long time ago and this makes me want to go back and shoot. I really love the composition and like your change. The atmospheric perspective on the horizon is perfect, the angle of the layers of grass are a nice foundation up front and seem to accentuate the curve of the "bowl" shape of these rock formations. It might just be the result of the resolution we use to post, but I might've brought up the dramatic colors of the red/orange in the rocks and the complementary blues in the sky? Those changes could also make it look too saturated and take away from the "soft" feel, though. Really beautiful!   Posted: 09/13/2021 01:34:51
Darcy Quimby   Darcy Quimby
Thank you and yes you can use it. I tried to bring up some of the color in the rock I did not want to over do it so I was conservative in my use bringing up the hue. I did not pay any attention to the sky which I might do when I revisit it. Thank you   Posted: 09/13/2021 01:40:59
Kelly Easler
Thank you, Darcy! It really is lovely!   Posted: 09/13/2021 02:30:14

Ed O’Rourke   Ed O’Rourke
I think this photo effectively conveys the sense of vastness in the scene. I believe that having the grassy hillside and shrubs help provide a sense of depth. I also like the use of colors that compliment each other as opposed to contrast.

For me I don't identify a primary focal point in the picture. The ridge of hills coming in from the left draw my eye into the photo but then I don't see them pointing to anything. My eye perceives the entire scenes as being a bit "washed out". I like the greater definition of the clouds that is in the original works better for me.   Posted: 09/16/2021 13:44:00


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