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In the forest

Monday, February 4, 2013

Shooting in forests is always challenging. Not only it is much darker than outside of them but also creating nice composition is tough. At least in Polish forests which are pretty dense and even using wide angle lens to give impression of wider perspective won't work in many cases.

When I approached this scene I knew I have to shoot it in portrait orientation. Tall trees would be heavily cropped otherwise and that would kill monumentality of the scene. Besides this forest road leads the eye through the image what I really like.

EXIF data:
Camera: Canon 50D
Lens: Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS USM
Focal length: 24 mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure time: 1/3 s ("middle" exposure)
ISO: 200
Number of exposures: 7
E.V. Step: 1 E.V.
Flash used: no
Tripod used: yes
Filters used: no
Software: Magic Lantern 2.3, Photomatix Pro 4.2.5, Lightroom 4.2, Photoshop CS5

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