a6 March 2013

I lied to you

I recently wrote that light it the most important thing in landscape photography. I must admit - I didn't tell you whole story. Sometimes there are other factors which are more important: texture, detail or as in the photo above - contrast. Of course contrast is created by light & shadows (so to some extent I was telling the truth) but in this case the colours aren't that important. When I view above image in full size on my 24-inch monitor the first thing I'm paying attention to is contrast and how it helps in emphasizing rocks structure.

EXIF data:
Camera: Canon 5D MK II
Lens: Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS USM
Focal length: 24 mm
Aperture: f/9.0
Exposure time: 1/6400 s
ISO: 500
Number of exposures: 5
E.V. Step: 1 EV
Flash used: no
Tripod used: no
Filters used: circular polarizing filter
Software: Magic Lantern 2.3, Photomatix Pro 4.2.5 (Details Enhancer), Lightroom 4.2, Photoshop CS6

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