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Tuesday
Nov272012

Sotol Vista Aerial Perspective

Today I'm sharing a sunset view from Sotol Vista in Big Bend National Park.  There weren't many interesting clouds in the sky that evening, so I used a longer focal length to study the distant mountains and emphasize the aerial perspective.  Yes, there's a name for the decreasing contrast as the distance increases.  Click on the image to see a larger version.  

Photograph ©2012 Alex Suárez. All rights reserved. Click image to view a larger version.

It occurred to me as I'm writing this post that there's a lesson to be learned here.  Just because you've photographed somewhere before, it doesn't mean that you shouldn't return to that same location to photograph again.  You can always see the same thing in a different light (literally and figuratively).  Below is an image I shot last year when there were some interesting clouds to catch the fading twilight light.  Both of these images were shot from the same spot about one year apart.  Look closely to the left of center in the image below and you'll see the mountain ridges found in the image above.  

Photograph ©2011 Alex Suárez. All rights reserved. Click image to view a larger version.

Have you ever come back to the same location to photograph again?  How was the subsequent session different for you?  Share your thoughts below.  

 

Monday
Dec052011

Maverick Road Sky

Another view of the sunset by Maverick Road near one of the entrances to Big Bend National Park. This is the same location as the my previous post.  It’s amazing how dramatically the lighting can change in just 8 minutes.

Photograph ©2011 Alex Suárez. All rights reserved. Click image to view a larger version.

Wednesday
Nov302011

Big Sky

The sunset view by Maverick Road near one of the entrances to Big Bend National Park. 

Photograph ©2011 Alex Suárez. All rights reserved. Click image to view a larger version.

Monday
Nov282011

West Texas Vanishing Point

Having gone several miles down this insanely straight, insanely flat road at an insane speed I decided I wanted to stop and photograph this scenery. I used a fisheye lens (AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED) and held the camera over my head to be able to see as much of the road as I can past the car.

The cool thing about this 75mph highway is that when you’re standing in the middle of the road and you see a car coming, you still have several minutes to get out of the way.

Photograph ©2011 Alex Suárez. All rights reserved. Click image to view a larger version.

 

Wednesday
Jan272010

County Road 600 (color)

Photograph ©2010 Alex Suárez. All rights reserved.

At the risk of going back to the well too many often, here is a horizontally shot color image of the tree I posted about two weeks ago. The prior vertical image emphasized the sky even more and this horizontal emphasizes the leading lines of the fence as well as the mountains in the background. What are your thoughts? Which do you like beter?

NOTE: For those of you in the Austin area, Pete Holland will be speaking at the CapMac Advanced Photography SIG this Thursday. Pete will be speaking on Infrared and HDR Landscape Photography.